Wildfire

News and updates about wildfires, fire funding, and other fire related stories.
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Fires continue to burn around Lake Chelan in central Washington with the smoke now visible from space. Firefighters have the Chelan Complex fires about 60 percent contained but they're still battling other blazes and its unclear when all fires will be under control.

Correspondent Anna King brings us the sound of the front lines of the First Creek fire near Lake Chelan in north central Washington state.

Fire On Edge of Spokane Forces Home Evacuations

Aug 18, 2015

About 50 homes near Spokane are under mandatory evacuation tonight (Tuesday) because of a new fire burning just west of the city limits. The so-called Houston fire started as a brush fire and has grown to more than 20 acres (by 5:30 Tuesday night).

The Chelan Complex fires have grown to more than 112,000 acres and still have Lake Chelan surrounded. The air is so filled with smoke the horizon of the lake is no longer visible from the south end.

Idaho fire: Parker Ridge
InciWeb

Of 15 large fires in Idaho, nine of them are burning in the northern part of the state. They run from the Canadian border south to the Nez-Perce-Clearwater National Forest, and fire officials say it’s unlike any season in the last century.

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