WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - The Mission Ridge Ski Resort near Wenatchee is using its snow-making equipment to spray water on buildings and grounds as a wildfire burns just a half-mile away.
The canons that make snow in the winter were used Thursday to wet down areas that could be ignited by embers from
By SHANNON DININNYAssociated Press
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A haze of thick smoke formed Tuesday over vast swaths of the West as wildfires forced more residents to flee their homes in several states.
Fire officials reported seven homes were destroyed and hundreds of people were evacuated near
NEAR CLE ELUM, Wash. – The Taylor Bridge fire remains at 90% containment Wednesday afternoon. Full containment is expected by Friday. Fire patrols are continuing around the clock.
To date there is approximately 130,000 feet of hose used, 182,000 gallons of retardant dropped from fixed wing
UPDATE: Crews fighting a large blaze in central Washington hope to increase containment levels by Wednesday evening, but are keeping a wary eye on weather conditions later in the week. The fire burning near Cle Elum has burned dozens of homes and caused about 900 people to
Press Release From The EOC:
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. -- The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is continuing operations at Phase III activation since 1:45 p.m. yesterday in response to extensive storm damage and impacts in Ferry County and on the lands of the Confederated Tribes of
Saturday's Weather Update:
Numerous Thunderstorms This Weekend..."Some
Overnight: Clusters of Thunderstorm activity will
persist well into the early morning hours…Some storms may be strong enough to
produce hail, strong wind bursts & localized
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say historic rainfall levels that drenched the Houston area this week flooded dozens of homes but probably also resulted in the end of drought conditions in Southeast Texas.
Francisco Sanchez of the Harris County Office of Homeland
By YINKA IBUKUNAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - A truck carrying fuel veered off the road into a ditch, caught fire and exploded in Nigeria's oil-rich delta on Thursday, killing at least 95 people who had rushed to the scene to scoop fuel that had spilled, an official said, in a tragic
BLUEMONT, Va. (AP) - The death toll blamed on storms and the ensuing blackout across the eastern U.S. is now at 26 after two accidents in Virginia.
The sheriff's office in Loudoun County, on the Maryland border, said Wednesday a utility worker from Florida
By DAN ELLIOTT and MEAD GRUVERAssociated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The deadly crash of a military cargo plane fighting a South Dakota wildfire forced officials to ground seven other Air Force air tankers, removing critical firefighting aircraft from the skies during