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Fire precautions urged for Labor Day weekend

The state Department of Natural Resources is urging people to be careful this Labor Day weekend.

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State denies responsibility for fire losses

The state Department of Natural Resources has filed an amended response to a lawsuit brought by nearly 200 landowners over the 2014 Carlton Complex fire.

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Ellisforde blaze contained

A fire that apparently began burning one miles northeast of town off Airport Road was quickly contained.

Long-term recovery group stands ready to help Quincy

The Okanogan County Long-Term Recovery Group is ready to help Grant County residents cope with losses from the Monument Hill Fire.

Tribe sets fire precaution level at 3

Industrial fire precaution level 3 has been set for the Colville Indian Reservation.

Fire tops 30,000 acres, destroys two structures

The Diamond Creek Fire, burning in the Pasayten Wilderness, has grown to more than 30,000 acres, has claimed two structures and damaged another.

Winds push Diamond Creek Fire

Winds from the west and northwest pushed the Diamond Creek Fire into an area of unburned fuel Wednesday afternoon, sending up a smoke column visible for miles.

Residents question 'big box' fire stragegy

The “big box” strategy of fighting the Bridge Creek Fire was called into question Aug. 16 during a community meeting at Inchelium School.

Diamond Creek Fire tops 28,000 acres

The Diamond Creek Fire has ballooned to 28,143 acres as of early Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Community meeting planned for Bridge Creek Fire information

A community meeting is planned at 6 tonight, Aug. 16, to update people on the Bridge Creek Fire, which is burning 13 miles north-northeast of Keller.

Colville reservation roads closed; fire danger is extreme

The Colville Confederated Tribes is closing reservation roads because of extreme fire conditions.

Diamond Creek Fire tops 19,000 acres

The Diamond Creek Fire, burning in the Pasayten Wilderness Area, has grown to 19,687 acres.

National Park Service bans fires

All fires have been prohibited in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11.

DNR bans outdoor burning in eastern Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources is banning campfires and other fires on DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington.

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Diamond Creek Fire grows; state prohibits campfires

The Diamond Creek Fire has grown to 12,525 acres and moved closer to the U.S.-Canadian border.



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