Tag Archives: Washington

FEMA Rejects Malden, WA Fire Request for Individual Assistance

More than 85% of the buildings in Malden burned in the Babb Road Fire     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee’s request for individual assistance for residents in eastern Washington who were displaced when wildfires devastated their communities ...

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Entiat Hotshots 2020

A look at the 2020 fire season     Entiat IHC Crew Media The Entiat Interagency Hotshot Crew is a 20-person wildland fire fighting crew governed by the US Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region (R-6). The ...

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Baker River Hotshots 2020

A look at last year’s wildfire season     Johnny Brady A few of the more eventful moments from the 2020 fire season. A huge thank you to the friends and families of wildland firefighters (forestry technicians) everywhere. It’s not ...

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Environmentalists Move Toward Lawsuit Over Fuel Break Plan

Fuels breaks are planned in six states     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 ...

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Washington Commissioner Proposes Dedicated Wildfire Funding

Bill proposes spending $75 million every two years to hire and train more firefighters       By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — After yet another year of catastrophic wildfires in Washington state, Commissioner of Public ...

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Malden, WA Residents Await Federal Aid after Babb Fire

Wildfire destroyed 80% of the homes     MALDEN, Wash. (AP) — Nearly three months after a wildfire destroyed 80% of the homes in Malden, residents are still waiting for aid from the federal government. The Babb Fire ravaged the ...

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Plan Released to Reduce Massive Wildfires in U.S. West

Plan has a focus on sage grouse habitat     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West ...

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Health Issues as Wildfire Smoke Hits Millions in U.S.

Spike in emergency room visits     By MATTHEW BROWN and CAMILLE FASSETT The Associated Press SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed ...

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Baby Yoda Boosts Spirits on Western Wildfire Lines

Kind donation from a five-year-old has an online following     By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beleaguered firefighters in the western United States have a new force on their side: Baby Yoda. A 5-year-old Oregon ...

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Military Training for California Wildfires

Training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord     Defense Flash News 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion conducts training for California wildfires. The 14th BEB Soldiers are trained, ready, and capable to assist with the wildland firefighting mission and work hand-in-hand with professional ...

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