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Blue Creek Fire Threatens City Water Supply

Blue Creek Fire near Walla Walla, WA - Obadiah's Wildfire Fighters

Blue Creek Fire near Walla Walla, WA. Photo via NBC/KNDO.

Over 1,000 firefighters are now working on the Blue Creek Fire just 8 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington. The fire is now estimated to be 5,580 acres and has been determined to be human-caused, though the exact circumstances are still under investigation.… Read More

Glacier National Park Fire Forces Evacuations

Glacier National Park - Reynolds Creek Fire - Obadiah's Wildfire Fighters

Reynolds Creek Fire in Glacier National Park. Photo via NPS.

An interagency incident command team is on its way to Glacier National Park this afternoon as the Reynolds Creek Fire in the park explodes to over 2,000 acres in just 24 hours.

The fire began just six miles east of Logan Pass, the popular visitor center at the peak of the Going-to-the-Sun Road.… Read More

Walla Walla Blaze Threatens Homes

Blue Creek Fire near Walla Walla - Obadiah's Fire Fighters

Blue Creek fire near Walla Walla, WA. Photo via InciWeb.

Fire issues in Washington state continued to increase today, with The Blue Creek Fire near Walla Walla having grown to over 4,000 acres in just 24 hours.

The Blue Creek Fire began just 8 miles east of Walla Walla on Monday at 12:30 pm, the result of human activity that remains under investigation.… Read More

Washington Fire Closes Interstate

Fire near Interstate 90 in Washington - Obadiah's Wildfire Fighters

Wildfire burning near I-90 outside of George, WA. Photo via WSDOT.

Traffic along Interstate 90 in Washington found itself seriously backed up as a wildfire raged between the towns of Vantage and George on Monday.

The fire began Sunday afternoon and has since grown to over 900 acres, with thick brush and high winds facilitating quick growth.… Read More

Waterville Fire Nears Containment

Waterville fire - Obadiah's Wildfire Fighters

Fire near Waterville, WA. Photo via InciWeb.

Fire fighters near Wenatchee are finally getting a handle on the Douglas County Complex fires near Waterville, Washington.

The Douglas County Complex started on the evening of July 10 as a thunderstorm passed through Waterville on the edge of the city of Wenatchee, starting numerous small fires that eventually merged into two large ones.… Read More

Canada Wildfires Continue to Rage

2015 Fires in Canada (British Columbia) - Obadiah's Wildfire Fighters

A tanker drops a load of retardant along a fire in British Columbia.

Over 9,000 people have been evacuated in the last few days from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, where 113 fires are currently burning and have destroyed upwards of a dozen structures across 50 communities.… Read More

Cape Horn Fire Threatens Sandpoint, ID Area

Cape Horn Fire near Sandpoint, ID - Obadiah's Wildfire Fighters

Cape Horn Fire near Sandpoint, ID.

Fire season is off to an intense start in the Inland Northwest as the Cape Horn wildfire rages just outside of Sandpoint, Idaho, burning 2,000 acres and remaining 0% contained as of today.

The Cape Horn Fire began on the afternoon of July 6th, south of Sandpoint along the shore of Lake Pend Oreille near the community of Bayview.… Read More

King Fire in California Blows Up

King Fire near Sacramento, CA

King Fire. Photo via California Highway Patrol, Placerville.

The King Fire just east of Sacramento, California grew to 3,900 acres today, nearly 2,000 of which burned overnight, and is currently threatening up to 500 homes according to officials.

The cause of the King Fire is still under investigation and the 800+ personnel from Cal Fire are struggling to get a handle on the blaze, which sits at 10% containment as of Monday evening.… Read More

Happy Camp Fire Grows

Happy Camp Fire

Happy Camp Fire Complex. Photo courtesy of Kari Greer/InciWeb.

Over 1,500 firefighters are still working to contain the Happy Camp Complex fire in Northern California today, which grew 12,310 acres yesterday, bringing the total acreage to 44,549.… Read More