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  1. Seattle fire crews see dramatic jump in city brush firesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The Seattle Fire Department has already responded to more than double the brush fires this year than it did all of last year - and it asks Seattle residents for help in preventing more. Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said Wednesday he hopes residents will do their part in reducing fire hazards around their homes, as this year's warm weather will continue to pose challenges to fire crews.

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  2. Due to drought, Washington restricts fishing on many riversRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Drought conditions are prompting state officials to prohibit or limit fishing on more than 30 rivers statewide to help protect fish. Washington's record low snowpack this winter means there hasn't been much snowmelt to replenish streams and rivers this summer when migrating salmon and other fish need it most.

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  3. Officials: State didn't set aside enough money to fight wildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 11 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 photo, a Chelan County Sheriff's deputy races to check that all residents have left their home as flames approach houses at Quail Hollow Lane in Wenatchee. A wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into the central Washington neighborhood, destroying properties and forcing residents of several hundred homes to flee, authorities said.

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  4. 2nd concert-goer dies after Wash. music festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The British Columbia Coroners Service says 22-year-old Vivek Pandher died Sunday at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia. The service's Barbara McLintock says a cause has not been determined yet but coroners are looking at heat, hyperthermia and other factors.

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  5. Early start to Northwest wildfire season; more danger aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this June 29, 2015, file photo, Vern Smith, right, embraces his son Spencer, 13, as daughter Mary, 17, stands with them and his wife, Julie, joins them in front of the remains of their fire-destroyed home, one of some two dozen lost in a wildfire the night before, in Wenatchee, Wash. Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in Washington as crews battle small and large blazes across the state.

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  6. Wenatchee, Chelan County ban all fireworks for holidayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The city of Wenatchee and Chelan County have banned all fireworks, including legal ones, in the wake of this week's destructive Sleepy Hollow Fire.

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  7. Officials rule out natural causes in Washington state blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    An untouched home stands surrounded by burned-out hillsides Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. Two dozen homes were destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Sunday night in Wenatchee.

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  8. Officials rule out natural causes in Wenatchee blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Authorities say a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 30 homes in the central Washington city of Wenatchee was likely human-caused. A Chelan County sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday that investigators have ruled out any natural causes, such as lightning.

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  9. Wildfire forces evacuations near Quincy in Grant CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Vern Smith, right, embraces his son Spencer, 13, as daughter Mary, 17, stands with them and his wife, Julie, joins them in front of the remains of their fire-destroyed home Monday, June 29, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. The wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into town Sunday afternoon.

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  10. Hospital says it treated 53 from music festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A hospital in the central Washington city of Quincy says it treated 53 patients from a music festival last weekend. That's slightly more than Quincy Valley Medical Center treated the previous year.

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  11. Washington state wildfire victims return to burned homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Tom Bryant describes the fire that destroyed his home the night before, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. The wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into town Sunday afternoon.

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  12. Sheriff: Man dies after Washington music festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The Grant County sheriff's office says it has assigned a detective to investigate a 22-year-old Portland, Oregon, man's death after a music festival in Washington state over the weekend. Officials said Monday that Beau B. Brooks died Sunday morning at Confluence Health- Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.

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  13. Dozens told to evacuate because of central Washington fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    About 50 people have been told to leave their homes as a fast-growing grass fire burns in central Washington. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources to assist local crews battling the Sleepy Hollow Fire, which began Sunday afternoon near Wenatchee.

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  14. Water limits as river flows drop in Eastern WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Washington state has told several hundred irrigators in north-central and eastern Washington to stop irrigating because river flows have dropped too low. The Department of Ecology says about 380 irrigators on the Wenatchee, Okanogan, Similkameen, Methow, Colville and Little Spokane rivers won't be able to divert water until water levels rise again.

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  15. Statewide, summer-long fire ban takes effect on state landsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A summer-long ban on fires on state lands, imposed last week in Eastern Washington, was extended Monday to forests across the Evergreen State. The 2013 Taylor Bridge fire, which consumed 23,000 acres between Cle Elum and Ellensburg.

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  16. Searchers find woman who got stranded in woods near EntiatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Searchers have located a Wenatchee woman who had been stranded in Chelan County wilderness for more than 36 hours after her car blew a tire. The Chelan County sheriff's office says 50-year-old Margaret Johnson was found Saturday morning down 150 feet down an embankment near a remote forest road about 20 miles west of Entiat.

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  17. Record heat causes US 195 near Spokane to splitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The Washington State Patrol says temperatures in the high 90s on Monday baked the pavement until a section of highway split a few miles south of the city.

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  18. Wenatchee firefighter reunites with baby he saved in 1998Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A Wenatchee firefighter who saved a baby from a house fire 17 years ago was reunited with the child at her high school graduation. KOMO-TV reports that Mike Hughes fished a 9-month-old girl out of her crib years ago based mostly on a hunch - responding officers did not know there was a baby in the house when they arrived on scene.

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  19. Bear cub badly burned in Washington wildfire to be releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, a female bear cub with badly burned paws who had been named Cinder is put into a crate before a flight from East Wenatchee, Wash., to Lake Tahoe, Calif. Now healed after stints at a California wildlife center and the Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation center near Boise, she weighs about 125 pounds.

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  20. Bear cub burned in Wash. wildfire on path to recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    It's been a long road back to health for the bear cub Cinder who was found badly burned after last summer's Carlton Complex wildfire in north-central Washington. She was found under a horse trailer after the fire, her paws so badly burned she was pulling herself along by her elbows.

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