Wildfire

2019 Legislature – ‘Now Is The Time To Act’ On Forest Health, Wildfires Sen. Hawkins Says

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins joins Dan Langager every Tuesday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia. Today Hawkins talks about the importance of tackling wildfires and improving forest health. Hawkins was at State Public Lands Commission Hilary Franz’s unveiling last week of the 10-year Wildland Fire Protection Strategic Plan. He…

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Three Wind-Fueled Wildland Fires Burning In Okanogan County

Several wildland fires burning in Okanogan County. One fire is burning northeast of Riverside, DNR crew are en route. Another fire is burning  NE of SR 97, 3 miles north of Pateros and a third wildland fire burning south of Oroville on SR 97 at milepost 329. Okanogan County Emergency Management says crews are heading…

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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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All Cougar Creek Fire Evacuations Lifted, Now What For Homeowners?

Dangers from wildfires don’t end once they’re out. Risks to properties and infrastructure include mud and debris flows, flooding, falling trees and more. Annie Schmidt with Chelan County Fire District #3 in Leavenworth wants all homeowners and residents in the county, whether near a burn scar or not, to be prepared for post-fire dangers. Schmidt…

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