Fire Watch

Wildland fire in French Gulch area has been contained

KOOTENAI CO., Idaho -- Kootenai County Fire and Rescue (KCFR) responded to a wildland fire in the French Gulch area that started early in the afternoon on Friday and has since been contained. KCFR said the fire burned at 3800…

Firefighters responding to wildfire in Okanogan County

RIVERSIDE, Wash. -- Firefighters are responding to a wildfire at Riverside in Okanogan County. The county Sheriff Tony Hawley said the fire started in a trailer before spreading and becoming a wildfire up a hill. Deputies told people to possibly…

10-acre wildfire destroys shed, garage in Loon Lake

STEVENS CO., Wash. -- A shed and a garage were destroyed by a wildfire on Mt. Moriah Way in Stevens County Friday afternoon. The fire has grown to about 10 acres and is being driven by heavy winds, however crews…

Burn restrictions now in place across Spokane County

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Fire Marshals across the greater Spokane area have all enacted burn restrictions, effective Friday.  With drier weather conditions, Fire Marshals are hoping the burn restrictions in place will keep communities safe from fire risk by reducing the…

Level 1 evacuation issued for residents of Chelan

CHELAN, Wash. -- A fire warning has been issued for residents of Chelan, WA for a brush fire. A Level 1 evacuation has been issued, meaning "get ready." Residents must be prepared in the event they need to leave at…

Washington prepares to increase wildfire resources

SPOKANE, Wash. --- Officials at the Department of Natural Resources say Washington is far more prepared to quickly get on top of fires this year through partnerships with local, state and federal entities. The ground crew at Fire District 8…

Washington's dry spring points to long fire season this summer

Usually in late May, fields in the Inland Northwest are still green and growing high with lush weeds. This year, we've got a jump start into the dry season—the fine fuels are already tinder dry, burn restrictions have already been issued and it is going to be a long fire season.