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Washington wildfires

Wildfires Are Increasing, But Funds To Battle Them Are Shrinking

By Joseph O’Sullivan, The Seattle Times OLYMPIA, Wash. — It’s an unsettling trend: Wildfires are becoming larger and more frequent, and money to prevent and fight them continues to be scarce. As wildfires blaze across Washington, state and federal officials are running out of firefighting dollars. That doesn’t mean the firefighters will turn around the […]

August 15, 2014

Rain Delays Attempts To Restore Electricity In Fire-Stricken Washington Area

By Joseph O’Sullivan, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Lightning strikes that might have fueled the Carlton complex wildfire never materialized Wednesday and Thursday, allowing emergency responders a moment to sigh in relief. But scattered rain and other difficult conditions delayed efforts to restore electricity to about 7,000 Okanogan County consumers who have been without power […]

July 25, 2014