Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

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Wildfire season has begun

Wildfire season has begun

Wildfire season officially began Tuesday (April 15), and already the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has had 20 forest fires reported this year on lands it protects. The risk of wildfires can change rapidly during the spring when warmer, dryer weather occurs with increasing frequency, according to a DNR news release. Washington’s summer...
Wildfire burns 25 acres near Pearrygin Lake

Wildfire burns 25 acres near Pearrygin Lake

A wildfire that started shortly after noon on Monday (March 31) at the shooting range above Pearrygin Lake consumed about 25 acres of grassy hillside. Winds pushed the fire up the slope from the shooting range and dry grasses fed the fire, said Fire Chief Don Waller of Okanogan County Fire District 6. Waller said...
Firefighters, residents recovering after spate of fires

Firefighters, residents recovering after spate of fires

By Laurelle Walsh
Salvaging what he could from his grandparents’ fire- and smoke-damaged home, Cameron Hebert spent much of Sunday (Feb. 9) working alongside…
Storms bring lightning fires to valley

Storms bring lightning fires to valley

Lightning strikes during two storms last week sparked several fires around the valley, including a fire that burned two outbuildings Sunday (Aug. 4) at Sunny Pine Farm on Twisp River Road. Lighting struck trees on the property that caught fire, which then spread to two nearby outbuildings, destroying one of them, said Okanogan County District...
Fire season may be early, report says

Fire season may be early, report says

Photo by Sue Misao: Spring has already seen two wildland fires on Libby Creek so far (both human caused)   BY ANN McCREARY Warmer than normal temperatures and ongoing drought are expected to produce a wildfire season that begins earlier than normal in many areas of the West, including much of Washington state. A monthly...