Cedar Creek fire and Cub Creek 2 fire are both around 24% contained. Crews are now dealing with debris and thick smoke. Summit Trail fire and Green Ridge fire at 15% containment
Lightning bolts struck the parched forests of southern Oregon hundreds of times in 24 hours, igniting some 50 new wildfires even as the nation’s largest wildfire continued to burn less than 100 miles (161 kilometers) away, officials said on Monday.
There are now more than a dozen wildfires burning in Washington state.
Air quality deteriorated rapidly in much of eastern Washington on Saturday, as smoke from wildfires drifted into communities.
President Joe Biden is sounding the alarm about the need for more resources to fight a series of wildfires in western states, as climate change has worsened the spread and ferocity of the blazes.
A California firefighter captured shocking footage of a large fire tornado blaze through Plumas National Forest.
Cedar Creek fire remains at 13% containment while the Cub Creek 2 fire is now 18% contained. Chuweah Creek fire is now at 85% containment. The largest fire in Washington, the Lick Creek fire, is now 90% contained.
Heat and wildfire danger is expected starting Thursday throughout northwestern Oregon, including Portland, and southwest Washington, weather officials said.
Cedar Creek and Cub Creek 2 fires are both around 10% containment. The Chuweah Creek Fire at 65% containment. The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is at 53% containment while the Dixie fire in northern California is only 22% contained.
Gusts also hindered containment efforts and the problem could get worse with the predicted arrival of pyrocumulus clouds — literally meaning “fire clouds ” — which can bring lightning and the risk of new ignitions.
Satellite video shows the impact of the Dixie fire which has reached 197,487 acres and is only 22% contained as of July 26.
The Bootleg fire continues to burn in Oregon and and the Dixie fire in northern California. The Bootleg fire has burned 408, 930 acres with 46% containment and is now the largest fire in the country.
Crews continue to fight several major fires up and down the West Coast. Washington firefighters are struggling to contain fires in Wenatchee and Okanogan County and a couple of new fires in the Spokane area.
A brush fire along Interstate 90 forced some homes to be evacuated and partially closed the freeway Friday afternoon near Cle Elum.
A dramatic fire whirl was caught on camera near the California and Nevada state line, where the Tamarack Fire continues to burn and grow.
DNR land now closed in Eastern Washington due to high wildfire danger. New evacuation orders in in Grant County due to Northrup fire spread and campfire ban in Olympic National Park.
The buck moon may glow reddish-orange this week because of smoke particles traveling from the 13 fires raging across the western United States. Here’s how you can view this month’s full moon.
Firefighters go above the call of duty to protect the communities they serve, courageously putting their lives on the line. And sometimes their heroic acts are captured on video.
FEMA has given $800,000 to help with efforts against the Cedar Creek fire which is at 11% containment.
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