Posts Tagged ‘Fire season’

At 80 Percent Containment, Repair Work Underway On Cougar Creek Fire

Fire season getting longer, fires burning hotter, scorching larger swaths of land across North Central Washington. It’s hard to go one fire season now without a fire more than 50,000 acres. That’s the case with this summer’s Cougar Creek Fire. But as Marcus Bellissimo reports, what started the fire is also expected to extinguish it…

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Outdoor Report – WenatcheeOutdoors.org

In this week’s KOHO Outdoor Report, Dan Langager talks with Sarah Shaffer, Executive Director of WenatcheeOutdoors.org, about moving from summer to fall and enjoying the best of both worlds. Sarah recommends getting higher in elevation if you’re looking for the start of fall colors. It’s cool at night the higher you go, but campfires are still…

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Sick of the Smoke? Cooler Temps, Cleaner Air Coming to NCW This Weekend

Cooler temperatures, cleaner air and a chance of rain? No, it’s not a fairy tale, weather-wise, it’s what could be happening this weekend. Marcus Bellissimo reports.   Photo: The morning visible satellite image shows widespread smoke across the Pacific Northwest, keeping skies hazy and smoky. National Weather Service, Spokane

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Garden Guru – Internal Health, Smoke, Climate Change

Scott Parsons is your Garden Guru and joins us every Tuesday to talk about how to green our thumbs. Today Parsons talks about staying healthy inside and out during these extreme smoke conditions, how climate change is increasing summer heat and the possibility of megafires, “voting” with your dollars and lifestyle and more.

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NCW Wildfire Update Thurs., July 12 – Camas, Ryegrass, Coulee Dam

Firefighters contained more of the Little Camas Fire, burning in trees and logging slash near Blewett Pass. It’s now 87 percent contained and acreage remained the same at 317. Fire officials said besides some smoldering, they’ve seen minimal fire activity. Today they continue mop-up operations and securing existing containment lines. Isolated heavy fuels within the…

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Little Camas Fire Update – Tuesday, July 10

The Little Camas Fire is now 52 percent contained at 317 acres. It’s burning in steep, rugged terrain up Camas Creek near Blewett Pass, making the attack by ground crews difficult. The 440 firefighters, along with engines and bulldozers, have three helicopters assisting them. The Camas Meadows Bible Camp and three adjacent homes are currently…

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Little Camas Fire Update – 8 a.m. Monday, July 9

Fire crews made progress on the Little Camas Fire burning near Mission Creek above Peshastin/Dryden. It’s now 34 percent contained at 324 acres. A Northwest Type 2 Incident Management Team 7 led by Incident Commander Eric Knerr assumed command of the Little Camas Fire yesterday. Over the weekend, firefighters has favorable weather, allowing them to minimize…

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