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Alberta fire forces 3 more communities to evacuate

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — Raging wildfires in the Canadian province of Alberta have moved south, forcing three more communities to evacuate and an emergency operations center to move again — taking it far from the devastated oil sands city of Fort McMurray.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Nation & World

Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest face increased wildfire threat

Fire forecasters say Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest will face an increased threat of wildfires this summer.The National Interagency Fire Center released its outlook for the spring and summer on Sunday. It says most of the country will face normal or below-normal wildfire...

Date: 05/01/2016 | Nation & World

Wildfire rehab effort going well so far in Idaho, Oregon

BOISE, Idaho — Scientists say a $67 million rehabilitation effort following a wildfire in southwest Idaho and southeast Oregon is starting off well thanks to good precipitation over the winter.

Date: 04/25/2016 | Northwest

Fires leave gaps in California parts of Pacific Crest Trail

CABAZON, Calif. (AP) — Vast wildfires have created lengthy gaps in Southern California sections of the famed Pacific Crest Trail, which hikers must bypass via shuttles or alternate routes to avoid dangerous conditions.

Date: 04/25/2016 | Northwest

Oregon considers renewing wildfire insurance

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon is considering another year of insurance coverage to help pay for catastrophic wildfire seasons.

Date: 04/06/2016 | Northwest

State studying if prescribed burns help prevent wildfires

SEATTLE — Washington officials are conducting a pilot program to weigh the benefits of prescribed burns in preventing wildfires.

Date: 04/04/2016 | Northwest

Arrest made in Wenatchee fire that destroyed dozens of homes

CHELAN COUNTY — Authorities say they’ve arrested a 37-year-old man related to a fire in Wenatchee last year that destroyed nearly 30 homes.The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release they arrested Jeremy Kendall Wednesday on a first-degree arson charge.

Date: 03/24/2016 | Northwest

Firefighters’ sacrifices inspire wave of applicants

SEATTLE — The deaths of three firefighters in the Twisp River Fire last summer are inspiring a wave of job applicants in Washington.

Date: 03/15/2016 | Northwest

Bill to allow owners to retrieve cattle in wildland fires

YAKIMA — The Washington Legislature has approved a bill that would allow livestock owners to enter wildfire zones to retrieve their animals, provided they don’t interfere with firefighting operations.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Northwest

Sharing in the pain of state budget inaction

For many of us, childhood paddlings were preceded by a parent's assurance that "this is going to hurt me more than it does you."We weren't always convinced, but there may be some actual shared pain in Gov. Jay Inslee's decision to make good on his threat to veto...

Date: 03/13/2016 | Editorials

Bill would authorize pilot project for more controlled burns

OLYMPIA — Washington state lawmakers are considering a pilot project that would allow more controlled burning in order to reduce the severity of wildfires.

Date: 02/25/2016 | Northwest

Counting the costs of wildfire

After last year's drought and record wildfire season, there's some comfort in looking up into the Cascades and Olympics and seeing snow-covered slopes.Where last year's snowpack was far below average, ranging from 18 percent to 56 percent depending on location, this year the...

Date: 02/10/2016 | Editorials

Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades

BOISE, Idaho — A year after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shifted the national approach to fighting wildfires across a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West, her strategy is turning out to be one of the most significant federal land policy changes in some 80 years, public land experts,...

Date: 01/26/2016 | Northwest

Twisp River wildfire survivor says he’s improving each day

SEATTLE — A firefighter who was severely injured in last summer’s deadly Twisp River blaze says he’s getting “a little bit better each day.”

Date: 01/21/2016 | Northwest

2015 again a record warm year, with added consequences

EVERETT — It might not seem like it now with stubborn early morning frost on windshields but 2015 was a pretty toasty year.At least that’s what the numbers show.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News

Yakama Nation seeks more than $65 million in fire damages

YAKIMA — The Yakama Nation is seeking $65.5 million in damages from the Klickitat Public Utility District for a 2013 wildfire that burned almost 20,000 acres of tribal timber land.

Date: 12/14/2015 | Northwest

Wildfire reforms still needed

This is how persistent wildfires can be: It was only last week — mid-November — that a wildfire in the Olympic National Park's rainforest, which had been burning since May, was finally extinguished by a series of storms that dropped several feed of rain.The...

Date: 11/24/2015 | Editorials

Rain finally extinguishes wildfire in Olympic National Park

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Precipitation in Olympic National Park has finally extinguished a wildfire that had been burning since May.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

A natural conversation

Conference centers on future of farms, forests, food

Date: 11/12/2015 | Home and Garden

Report: Forest restoration work not keeping pace with demand

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Forest Service says it has increased the pace and scale of its forest restoration work since 2011, but progress waned this year and the agency risks following further behind without more resources.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Nation & World

Wildfire victims meet with teen who started Oregon fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis teen who admitted to starting the Chip Ross Park Fire in September 2014 is set to meet face-to-face with the homeowners and tenants affected by the fire.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

FEMA rejects state appeal for wildfire victim aid, again

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday that he’s disappointed by the federal government’s denial of Washington’s request for aid to individuals affected by this summer’s wildfires, and that he will create a new group responsible for coordinating restoration and recovery efforts.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Northwest

Firefighter injured in wildfire near Twisp out of intensive care

SEATTLE — The firefighter severely injured in an eastern Washington wildfire flare-up that killed three of his comrades is out of intensive care and in rehabilitation at a Seattle hospital.

Date: 10/20/2015 | Northwest

August was smokiest month in Spokane history

SPOKANE — August was the smokiest month in Spokane since monitoring for smoke particles began in 1999.That’s according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.On five days in August, smoke pollution from wildfires was so bad the air was unhealthy for everyone.

Date: 10/01/2015 | Northwest

Forest Service adds 7 air tankers to firefighting fleet

BOISE, Idaho — The National Interagency Fire Center says the U.S. Forest Service has awarded three companies exclusive contracts to provide seven Next Generation Airtankers for fighting forest fires.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Northwest

Inspired by employee, Diamond Knot donates money to fire efforts

Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is donating money to the North-Central Washington Fire Relief Fund after one of its kitchen workers, Cody Chrisman, returned recently from helping the firefighting cause eastern and central Washington.According to a press release, Chrisman, a...

Date: 09/18/2015 | Hops & Sips

Sheriff lowers evacuation level for Eastern Oregon wildfire

RICHLAND, Ore. — The Baker County sheriff has reduced the evacuation level for those living in homes threatened by a wildfire northwest of Richland, Oregon.Authorities, however, ask residents to remain aware and exercise caution.

Date: 09/15/2015 | Northwest

California wildfires kill disabled woman, displace 23,000

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — An explosive wildfire burned largely unchecked Monday after incinerating hundreds of homes and devastating rural communities north of California’s Napa Valley, leaving at least one person dead and sending tens of thousands fleeing down flame-lined streets.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Nation & World

Fast-moving fire in Klickitat County burns structures

WISHRAM — Officials say a fast-moving grass fire that began Sunday afternoon in south-central Klickitat County has charred about 13 square miles.The Klickitat County Emergency Management said Monday that no homes have been lost, but an unknown number of outbuildings were burned or...

Date: 09/14/2015 | Northwest

Wildfire in Oregon spreading toward Snake River; evacuation notices issued

BAKER CITY, Ore. — An Eastern Oregon wildfire has grown to nearly 20 square miles.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Northwest

As wildfires rage in West, ranchers lose cattle, rangeland

PORTLAND, Ore. — For weeks, rancher Darrel Holliday has rounded up frightened cows and calves off the smoldering hills of the Strawberry Mountain Range, a wilderness area in eastern Oregon of old-growth forest and grass where wildlife and cattle roamed.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Business

Fire district captain again answers call to fight wildfires

EVERETT — Shaughn Maxwell knew he had to head home.A massive wildfire — which would become bigger and fiercer than any he had ever seen in 27 years as a firefighter — threatened the Methow Valley in rural Eastern Washington.It scorched much of...

Date: 09/14/2015 | Local News

California wildfire kills 1, destroys 400 homes

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — Two of California’s fastest-burning wildfires in decades overtook several Northern California towns, killing at least one person and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and sending thousands of residents fleeing highways lined with buildings, guardrails and cars still...

Date: 09/13/2015 | Nation & World

Feds: Sage grouse face decline if wildfires can’t be stopped

BOISE, Idaho — If increasingly destructive wildfires in the Great Basin can’t be stopped, the sage grouse population will be cut in half over the next three decades, scientists say.

Date: 09/13/2015 | Northwest

How we can start preparing to minimize future wildfires

The fires. On a recent weekend, the sky here in Snohomish had an unwholesome cast. Ruddy and thick. You could look directly at the sun and it was a sullen, metallic red.The forests of Eastern Washington are burning still. The fires are three hours away by car, but the smoke...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Commentary

BLM done gathering wild horses displaced by fire

BOISE, Idaho — The Bureau of Land Management says it’s completed its effort to relocate wild horses from southwestern Idaho following a massive wildfire.The BLM said Saturday that 279 horses were gathered.

Date: 09/06/2015 | Northwest

Flooding concerns rise in fire-ravaged area near John Day

PENDLETON, Ore. — With rain and even a little snow falling on a destructive wildfire near John Day, local officials were able to breathe a sigh of relief that flames are largely controlled, but another concern is emerging: the potential for catastrophic flooding.

Date: 09/06/2015 | Northwest

Fire in Crater Lake largest ever, 70 percent contained

BEND, Ore. — Oregon has seen a hectic wildfire season and the largest fire in the recorded history of Crater Lake blackened the northwest corner of the state’s only national park.

Date: 09/06/2015 | Northwest

Campfires now allowed in state parks, lands west of Cascades

OLYMPIA — Campfires are now allowed in state parks and state-protected lands west of the Cascade Mountains.On Saturday, the state Department of Natural Resources began allowing campfires in official campgrounds on Western Washington lands it protects.

Date: 09/05/2015 | Northwest

Some local firefighters are being pulled back from the front lines

EVERETT — Firefighters from Snohomish County are being peeled back from the wildfires in Eastern and Central Washington, though some remain on the front lines. In the worst fire season in state history, they have been joined by dispatchers and emergency management experts from...

Date: 09/05/2015 | Local News

American Brewing hosts ‘Fill the Truck’ event to help wildfire victims

Edmonds’ American Brewing Company is hosting a “Fill the Truck” event on Sept. 10 at the brewery in support of the families that have been displaced by the recent wildfires and the firefighters fighting them in eastern Washington.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Hops & Sips

Favorable weather conditions help Washington firefighters

SPOKANE — Lower temperatures and higher humidity helped firefighters Tuesday as they tried to control giant wildfires burning in north-central Washington.

Date: 09/01/2015 | Northwest

Rain and rising humidity help firefighters

SPOKANE — Rain and cooler temperatures Monday helped firefighters battling a series of big blazes in north-central Washington and other states in the West.In Washington, the North Star Complex of wildfires stood at 313 square miles and was about 22 percent contained.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Northwest

Highway 20 reopens as North Cascades wildfire danger eases

Highway 20 through North Cascades National Park has reopened after being closed more than a week due to wildfires.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Northwest

'You are heroes!'

Thousands mourn three fallen firefighters (gallery)

Date: 08/30/2015 | Local News

Try these superb wines from Lake Chelan’s best

With wildfires seemingly affecting every corner of the Pacific Northwest, one of the hardest-hit communities has been those around Washington’s Lake Chelan.

Date: 08/30/2015 | Northwest Wines

911 calls from fatal Twisp fire: ‘Send somebody fast’

Homeowners frantically asked for help as a swiftly moving wildfire headed toward their houses, 911 audio calls show, and dispatchers tried to clear up confusion over injured firefighters from a blaze in Washington state that ultimately killed three firefighters.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Northwest

The rest of the West is still burning

PORTLAND, Ore. — In addition to Washington, fires continue to burn throughout the Western states. Northwest fire officials told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that incoming cooler weather could help calm the massive blazes that threaten thousands of homes, but wind storms may cause extreme...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Northwest

Okanogan wildfire grows; weather still a concern

SPOKANE — The largest measured wildfire in Washington history had grown by more than 22 square miles Friday, and firefighters were worried about high winds predicted for the weekend.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Northwest

Wildfire destroys Lake Chelan winery Ventimiglia Cellars

LAKE CHELAN — A wildfire has destroyed one winery and caused many of the region’s winemakers and grape growers to evacuate.Ventimiglia Cellars was destroyed Friday evening after owner Ron Ventimiglia was forced to flee.

Date: 08/27/2015 | Northwest Wines

Winds shifted minutes before firefighters killed, documents say

Seven minutes after a deputy radioed that the wind from a growing wildfire had shifted direction, dispatchers got a second call: A burn victim needed an ambulance. Five minutes later, another caller said several firefighters were trapped.

Date: 08/27/2015 | Northwest

Crews encounter smoky conditions battling E. Wash. wildfires

SPOKANE — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range hurt air quality Wednesday and hampered efforts by crews battling the flames in Washington state.

Date: 08/27/2015 | Northwest

Terrain creates tricky fires

Firefighters work to save power structures in Newhalem (gallery)

Date: 08/27/2015 | Local News

Are we spending wisely when it comes to wildfires?

As wildfires plague much of the American West, one must ask: Who is paying to put them out? The answer is largely the American taxpayer. By that, we mean the taxpayers of Maryland, Tennessee and New Jersey — as well as those in California, Oregon, Washington and Montana, the...

Date: 08/27/2015 | Opinion Columnists

CWU to offer tuition waivers for students affected by fires

SEATTLE — Central Washington University is lowering the cost of attendance for students affected by wildfires in north central Washington by offering tuition waivers.The Seattle Times reported that about 300 students have been given $1,000 waivers to lower their tuition burden.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

WSU, University of Idaho get grant to map wildfire threats

SPOKANE — Researchers at Washington State University and the University of Idaho will be working to map where severe wildfires are likely to occur in the Northwest thanks to a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

Wildfire prompts evacuations in Ferry County

REPUBLIC — Firefighters battling a 262-square mile wildfire near the town of Republic plan to ignite a back burn a couple of miles west of the Ferry County town to slow the advance of the flames.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

Rising temperatures and winds could cause massive wildfire to grow

SPOKANE — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range hurt air quality Wednesday and hampered efforts by crews battling the flames in Washington state.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

Help those affected by wildfires

EVERETT — Wildfires continue to ravage communities in Central and Eastern Washington. Volunteers and nonprofits have turned their focus to raising funds and collecting...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Local News

Help those hit hard by wildfire

The fires now raging throughout the state may burn for months yet. And the costs have been much too high in the loss of three firefighters, injuries to four others and the destruction of more than 200 homes and other buildings in Okanogan, Douglas and Chelan counties in north central...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Editorials

'It's only Aug. 24': Fires expected to burn for months

SPOKANE — As Washington state’s wildfires burned into the record books Monday, calls for help were answered from far and near.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest

Montana helicopters sidelined from fighting federal fires

HELENA, Mont. — In a fire season plagued by equipment shortages across the West, five Montana helicopters used for initial attacks on state and private land are being sidelined from responding to blazes that ignite in federal forests.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Nation & World

Rehab plan in works for burned Oregon forest

PENDLETON, Ore. — The damage caused by the Canyon Creek Complex wildfire south of John Day isn’t just limited to 39 destroyed houses.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest

Surveying the damage

As fires blaze on, people return to what's left

Date: 08/23/2015 | Northwest

Official: Teen inmate fighting fires escapes, shoots self

SEATTLE — A teen inmate who was helping fight fires near Chelan is recovering in a Seattle hospital after escaping from a fire camp and then shooting himself.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Northwest

Emergency declaration sends dollars, help for fighting state’s wildfires

SPOKANE — A new firefighting mobilization center is being set up at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane to help fight wildfires in Washington state. The base will be the staging area for 20 large fire engines and 10 water takers and will be run by a team from San Diego, California.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Northwest

Current Northwest wildfires map

PORTLAND — The Northwest fire location map displays active fire incidents within Oregon and Washington. It is compiled by the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Northwest

Sweating in the Okanogan

Snohomish County fire crews on the front lines

Date: 08/23/2015 | Local News

Did Smokey have it wrong?

Viewpoints: We need to change how we fight wildfires

Date: 08/23/2015 | Commentary

Growing flames charge across the rest of the drought-plagued West

Wildfires continued across the drought-plagued West on Saturday, leading residents to flee their homes and authorities to scramble for resources to beat back the flames.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Northwest

With reprieve from high winds, firefighters catch a break

TWISP — Reduced winds on Saturday helped firefighters gain the upper hand against a series of giant wildfires in north-central Washington that earlier left three firefighters dead.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Northwest

3,000-plus respond after Washington requests fire volunteers

OMAK — Washington officials say more than 3,000 people called and emailed in response to the state’s request for volunteer help with wildfires.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Northwest

Wildfire destroys 3 homes in northeastern Orego

PORTLAND, Ore. — Firefighters raced Friday to protect homes in a remote section of northeastern Oregon from a rapidly expanding wildfire that quadrupled in size in 24 hours as it destroyed three houses and a dozen other structures.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Northwest

Tragedy highlights youth and passion of 3 firefighters

TWISP — One was a college student for whom fighting fires was a summer job. Another had graduated and wanted to make firefighting his career. The third was already a professional firefighter who had gone back to school to earn his master’s degree.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Northwest

On the fire line

In Chelan, Snohomish County crew lends a hand

Date: 08/21/2015 | Local News

Educated and dedicated

Fallen firefighters were on a special team

Date: 08/21/2015 | Northwest

252 square miles of Washington ablaze; state seeks volunteers

Out-of-control wildfires in north-central Washington have destroyed buildings, but the situation is so chaotic that authorities have “no idea” how many homes may have been lost.Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that “we have lost them, but I don’t know how many.”

Date: 08/21/2015 | Northwest

Confronting the new realities of wildfires

A hastily scrawled sign on a fence outside a Twisp home implores: "Firefighters, this is just a house — please stay safe."It's a message made more heartbreaking by Wednesday...

Date: 08/21/2015 | Editorials

Evacuation order for Tonasket as wildfire danger increases

TONASKET — Authorities issued a mandatory evacuation order for Tonasket as wildfires fanned by high winds raged out of control.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Northwest

‘Unprecedented cataclysm’

3 firefighters dead as Washington burns

Date: 08/20/2015 | Northwest

Volunteer equipment operators welcomed at Washington fires

OMAK — With wildfires straining resources, Washington officials say that for the first time in state history they’re coordinating help from residents who have and can operate equipment like backhoes and bulldozers to dig fire lines.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Northwest

Snohomish County firefighters are in Eastern Washington

EVERETT — A team of Snohomish County firefighters was redeployed from Chelan to Twisp on Wednesday afternoon.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Local News

Wildfires turn deadly

3 firefighters die battling wind-whipped blaze near Twisp

Date: 08/19/2015 | Northwest

Fires still threaten Chelan

Troops activated to battle growing complex of wildfires

Date: 08/18/2015 | Northwest

Chelan wildfires threaten homes, tourism, apple industry

SPOKANE — Big wildfires threatened the Lake Chelan resort region Monday after driving away tourists, destroying a warehouse filled with nearly 2 million pounds of apples and forcing thousands of residents to flee.

Date: 08/17/2015 | Northwest

Fire activity closes north entrance to Crater Lake park

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Park officials say they’re closing the north entrance to Crater Lake National Park so firefighters can prepare lines and do other work on a blaze burning in the park’s northwest corner.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Northwest

More crews mobilizing to fight large fires in Chelan area

CHELAN — Fire officials are hoping calmer winds Sunday will aid fire crews using air tankers, helicopters and bulldozers to attack several large fires burning in the Chelan area that have destroyed more than 50 structures.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Northwest

Light winds aid wildfire battle near Chelan

CHELAN — Fire officials are hoping calmer winds Sunday will aid fire crews using air tankers, helicopters and bulldozers to attack several large fires burning in the Chelan area that have destroyed more than 50 structures.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Northwest

Idaho woman, 70, killed preparing to flee wildland fire

KAMIAH, Idaho — A 70-year-old woman was killed when she fell while preparing to flee from a wildfire expanding quickly east of Lewiston, the Idaho County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Northwest

Wildland fires force hundreds to evacuate from Chelan

COLVILLE — Hundreds of people were evacuating from Chelan as lightning-sparked wildfires advanced and flames and smoke were visible from downtown.The Chelan Wal-Mart was among the locations under a mandatory evacuation order.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Northwest

Massive wildfire chars rangeland on Idaho-Oregon border

BOISE, Idaho — A giant blaze on the Idaho-Oregon border grew to 414 square miles Friday afternoon, scorching grassland ranchers need to feed cattle and primary habitat for a bird being considered for federal protection.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Northwest

Fire sparked by fatal plane crash near Oroville burns buildings

SEATTLE — A wildfire ignited by a plane crash that killed two people in a rugged area of northern Washington state chased hundreds of people from their homes Friday and burned 10 to 12 buildings, including residences, authorities said.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Northwest

Drought hits bottom line

Lack of rain drives up businesses’ costs, cuts into revenue

Date: 08/14/2015 | Business

Wildfire balloons to 187 square miles in southwest Idaho

BOISE, Idaho — A wildfire in southwestern Idaho fanned by shifting winds and numerous storm cells grew twelve times in size over a 24-hour span to 187 square miles by Wednesday, causing roughly 50 homes to fall under an evacuation notice and threatening valuable habitat for the sage grouse.

Date: 08/12/2015 | Northwest

Tanker planes help crews battle brush fire near Spokane

SPOKANE — Tanker planes dropping water and fire retardant slowed the rapid advance of a blaze in Spokane.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Northwest

Wildfire continues to grow along Lake Chelan

LUCERNE — A big wildfire burning along the west shore of Lake Chelan has grown to nearly 54 square miles, but firefighters were keeping it away from the communities of Holden Village and Stehekin.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Northwest

Cooler weather helping Washington firefighters

Overcast skies and higher humidity helped fire crews get a preliminary line around a wildfire in Lewis County. Evacuations have been lifted, and there have been no reports of injuries.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Northwest

Oregon at highest fire risk from thunderstorms

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Firefighters across the Northwest are bracing for thunderstorms that have the potential to produce several large new wildfires.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Northwest

New wildfire in Lewis County spurs evacuations

ONALASKA — A new wildfire has prompted evacuations in Lewis County.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Northwest

Lake Chelan wildfire moving toward Stehekin and Holden Village

LUCERNE — A wildfire burning along the west shore of Lake Chelan has grown to about 43 square miles and is moving towards the communities of Holden Village and Stehekin.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Northwest

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