Triple-digit heat toughens fight against state's largest wildfire
Firefighters battling Washington's largest wildfire have been able to keep the blaze from threatening more homes, but rising temperatures this week will make their job harder, officials said Monday.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Man runs toward wildfire to survive blaze
In the time it took Mark Nelson to grab some of his important papers and his cat, the fire had cross nearly a quarter mile.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Fire survivors going it day by day
Loren Dolge stands next to what's left of his log home near Chiliwist Road. He was in Alaska visiting family last week when the Carlton Complex made its big run.
Salmon fisheries going down as one of the most memorable in recent years
The ocean salmon fishery is still topping the news; a record sockeye run is heading up the Columbia; and many places in between are giving way to fun action.
Laborers lost a lot to fast-moving wildfire, now work to rebuild lives
A search for jewelry that had been stored as presents for their family members only turns up a can of coins on Monday for, from left: Pablo Temoxtle, Christian Pineda, Flavio Trejo and Sofoniase Baldovinos who stand near a cabin destroyed by the fast-moving Carlton complex fire.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Lake Chelan Mirror
Fire on the mountain creates mountain of need
Fire is an ever present danger here in Eastern Washington and last week we were reminded once again just how sudden and devastating it can be.
Flash Flood Warning: Rainfall poses threat of debris flow for burned areas
KHQ.COM - According to the Washington Interagency Incident Management Team, potential afternoon thunderstorms expected Wednesday are a concern for the Carlton Complex fire because of the possibility of heavy rain and lightning strikes.
Sockeye fisheries now accessible at Brewster on Columbia and Lake Wenatchee
Sockeye fishing grounds affected by the central Washington wild fires are finally accessible now that the fires are under more control and with the cooler, wetter weather.
No power? Some make do, others buy generators
Improperly installed generators can backfeed into the electrical system and energize dead powerlines, putting PUD workers and others at risk.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Insurance Journal West
Rains Good, Lighting Bad for Biggest Wildfire in Washington History
People afflicted by the massive Carlton Complex fires in north-central Washington may get some relief tonight and over the next few days in the form of wetter, cooler weather.
Lightning kills 45 head of cattle near Darby
A bolt of lightning killed 45 head of cattle on a ranch near Darby. Rancher Jean Taylor tells the Ravalli Republic the cows, calves and a prize bull were crowded under some small crabapple trees on July 14 when the lighting struck.
Los Angeles Times
'Tornadoes of fire' leave small Washington town reeling
Rich Pitkethly left, and Randy Loucks, both of Brewster, Wash., dig through the remains of the Pateros, Wash., house of Loucks' mother-in-law, one of more than 150 homes destroyed by the Carlton Complex fire.
Gov. Inslee bans most outdoor burning in Mid-Columbia
Tri-City-area residents are donating money and goods to help those who have lost their homes or been evacuated, particularly in the 379-square-mile fire burning in northcentral Washington.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Carlton Complex over 4 times size of Seattle
Highway 97 is closed between Pateros and Brewster. Highway 20 is closed between Milepost 206 and Milepost 215.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Relief effort begins in charred Methow Valley - Sun, 20 Jul 2014 PST
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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Pacific Northwest fires continue to spread, threaten homes
Cooler temperatures may briefly aid firefighters trying to contain 22 fires in the Pacific Northwest, but hot and dry summer weather will return later next week and is expected to continue fueling the blazes.
New York Daily News
Washington state wildfire continues to ravage land
As scorching temperatures and robust winds fuel the raging firestorm, firefighters have been unable to contain a single percentage of the devastating blaze that has destroyed more than one hundred homes in central Washington and threatened entire communities.
LATEST: Carlton Complex Fire explodes to 215,000+ acres
Howling winds are pushing the massive Carlton Complex fire in new directions. The fire has now burned 215,000 and forced the town of Malott to evacuate Friday evening.
Washington state animal response team deploying to help victims of fires
The town of Malott and areas around Brewster were evacuated Friday night as hundreds of more people fled a devastating wildfire that had already scorched nearly 170,000 acres and destroyed up to 100 homes in north-central Washington.