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Walla Walla Blaze Threatens Homes

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

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

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

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. Earlier this month, at least 5,000 people were evacuated from similar communities in danger, leading to an unprecedented number of displaced Canadians.… Read More

Cape Horn Fire Threatens Sandpoint, ID Area

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

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

Red Flag Warning For Happy Complex

The Happy Camp Complex Fire continues to be a challenge for firefighters this week as a Red Flag Warning went into effect late Tuesday night, the result of expected strong winds and low humidity.

Evacuations near the complex remain in place, with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office issuing a new mandatory order effective as of 6:00 PM on Tuesday.… Read More

Happy Camp Fire Grows

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. Mandatory evacuations are still in place for nearby residents as the fire continues to threaten approximately 650 structures and is only 20% contained, according to fire officials.… Read More