Tag Archives: Washington

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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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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