A spokesperson for Governor Inslee’s office said federal individual assistance is hard to secure and that the state has only received it once in the last decade, for the 2014 deadly landslide near the town of Oso.
President Joe Biden has approved federal aid for areas in Eastern Washington burned by fires last year. Former President Donald Trump had declined to release the funds earlier because of a long-standing dispute with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
The U.S. Forest Service is asking the public for help in identifying the suspects who stole an estimated $45,000 worth of wildfire-fighting equipment from a guard station in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday.
Nearly three months after a wildfire destroyed 80% of the homes in Malden, residents are still waiting for aid from the federal government.
Two massive wildfires burning in Southern California drove more than 80,000 residents from their homes this week as firefighters continued to battle the flames fueled by gusty winds and low humidity.
In one day, about 300,000 acres had burned. By the end of the week, it had doubled. That fated, fire-filled week in September has left a scar on Washington state, on the destroyed town of Malden, and in the hearts of two parents who lost their child.
Drone video captures wildfire smoke over Fort Collins.
University of Washington researchers believe hundreds of people over the age of 65 have died in our state as a result of hazardous wildfire smoke.
Food Network star Guy Fieri prepared an Italian-inspired feast for 2,774 firefighters in California.
Many people have said 2020 has been one blow after another, and one local family knows that all too well. Soon after losing everything in the Babb Road Fire in eastern Washington, all seven family members tested positive for COVID-19. Now they’re trying to pick up the pieces, while also battling the virus.
The lawsuit claims the Oregon utility company failed to shut down its power lines despite historically high winds and extremely dangerous wildfire conditions.
Wildfire smoke has settled in Washington, but it's staying in the upper atmosphere and air quality remains good for most.
Forecasters don't believe it will be as bad as it was a couple of weeks ago, and they're cautiously optimistic that air quality will remain good.
The clear skies forecasted all week in western Washington could be clouded by a new wave of wildfire smoke looming off the coast of Northern California.
Wine grape growers in Washington state have said grapes this year have a better flavor and color than previous years, but it is unclear how many can be salvaged from smoke damage from nearby wildfires.
Mexico has sent 100 firefighters to the United States to help battle wildfires in California, it was reported Wednesday.
As evacuations continue in some Oregon communities due to ongoing wildfires, a volunteer firefighter is warning about why it's still too dangerous for many to come home.
An Oregon sheriff’s department arrested 21 people in Level 2 and 3 wildfire evacuation zones over the past two weeks on various charges involving alleged looters accused of trespassing and stealing property left behind by homeowners who fled from the blaze.
The firefighter who died last week battling the El Dorado fire that was started by a gender-reveal party in Southern California was identified on Monday as a squad boss from a hotshot crew.