Tag Archives: Washington

Officials Plan Aggressive Response to Small Fires, Minimizing Megafires

“Our focus is on smart firefighting, aggressive firefighting, catching these fires when they are small,”     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday they will try to stamp out wildfires as quickly as ...

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Washington House Approves $125M to Prevent, Fight Wildfires

Similar bill failed in the last session     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill to spend $125 million to prevent and fight wildfires in Washington sailed through the state House on Thursday and ...

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Washington Senate Passes Wildfire Bill

Bill would provide $125 million every two years to boost wildfire response     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state Senate has unanimously passed a bill to create a dedicated fund to prevent and ...

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Study: Drought-Breaking Rains Erratic, Rare in U.S. West

Intense dry periods that pummeled areas of the West in recent years were severe     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over ...

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Bill to Create Fund to Fight Wildfires Passes Washington State House

$125M towards response, restoration, and resilience     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill to create a dedicated fund to prevent and fight wildfires in Washington easily passed the state House of Representatives on ...

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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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