Canada wildfires: How this will impact Washington
Hundreds of wildfires are burning across Canada right now, creating dangerous air quality for states across the northeast. Now it has many of us wondering about the fire season in Washington state. This morning, we got a chance to speak with Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz to talk about the big issues.
Weather experts warn conditions are ripe for wildfires in Washington
A lack of moisture is causing serious concerns throughout Western Washington. While the foothills are under a red flag warning, plenty of communities have witnessed brush fires pop up in the past 24 hours.
Seattle weather: Hot temperatures, elevated fire risk this week
Hot temperatures, elevated fire risk this week
Dry, windy weather elevates fire risks in three Washington counties
Washington is still weeks away from the official start of summer, but wildfire season has already arrived in some parts of the state.
Prescribed burns could heal Washington forests after decades of fire suppression
As firefighters walk through part of the Central Cascade Forest near Cle Elum, their drip-torches are lit and dropping fuel on a patch of earth. Fire begins to burn, though it’s not spreading quickly.
DNR conducts wildfire simulations as smoky conditions already fill the skies
As nearly 100 fires gobbled up large swaths of land in Alberta, Canada, smoke is quickly settling over Washington state: a reminder that wildfire season has already begun.
Summer is a month away but wildfire smoke has arrived in Washington
Why are the skies smoky today in Washington state?
Fife brushfire a stark reminder of Washington's looming wildfire season
As Washington begins seeing more sunshine and warmer weather, emergency responders are already thinking ahead to the upcoming wildfire season.
'This is my opportunity to give back'; Nat'l Guard members train as wildland firefighters
More than 80 people from the National Guard trained to be wildland firefighters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as the state prepares for earlier and earlier wildfire seasons.
$1.6B trial starts against utility over fatal 2020 wildfires
A trial connected to a $1.6 billion class action lawsuit against utility PacifiCorp over the catastrophic Labor Day 2020 wildfires in Oregon started Tuesday in Portland.
Discovery could prevent grapes tainted by wildfire smoke from ruining wine
Wildfire smoke and vineyards do not mix well if you want a pleasant bottle of wine, and now researchers in the Northwest have found a new way to alert winemakers if their grapes have been tainted before they're used in creating a prized batch of vino.
DNR offers safety plan as wildfire risks increase for western Washington
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is introducing a new safety plan to several Western Washington counties in preparation for wildfire season.
How artificial intelligence could be used to fight wildfires
A tech company is developing a new type of artificial intelligence to fight wildfires by using predictive analysis before the fires even start and AI logistics to help contain them.
Reforestation options vary following wildfires
Worsening wildfires, brought on from climate change, are causing backlogs of millions of acres of forests that need re-planting. Tech could speed up the process.
Bolt Creek Fire: Residents say holes forming, 'earth is shifting' as rain falls on burn scar
Communities that sit in the burn scar of the Bolt Creek Fire continue to worry about rainfall, snowfall and the potential for debris flows that come along with it.
Fire near Neah Bay prompts evacuations, school closures
A wildfire at the far northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula prompted more than 100 people to evacuate neighborhoods in Neah Bay on Thursday, and nearby schools have closed.
Officials warn of flash flooding, debris slides in Bolt Creek Fire burn areas
County and emergency officials and weather forecasters say the damage left by the Bolt Creek Fire means rain will struggle to seep into the soil. Instead, water likely will rush over blackened earth and downhill, along with a torrent of rocks, mud, and debris.
Grotto, Baring residents warned of dangerous winter ahead due to wildfire-damaged lands
With winter looming, residents of Baring and Grotto were warned that the Bolt Creek Fire's burn scar could lead to landslides -- and risk stranding locals for days during snow events.
Weekend rain brings needed relief to exhausted firefighters
Wildfires that have plagued western Washington aren’t out, but after a round of rain this weekend the end of this fire season is coming into view.
Communities in burn areas at a 'high risk' for slides, flooding with recent rainfall
The relief many have felt from seeing snow and rain is short-lived for those living in the shadow of the steep slopes and mountainsides burned by the late-season fires.