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Oil-by-rail fight in Washington threatens California gasoline prices

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:33
By Kristen Hays VANCOUVER Washington (Reuters) - California's chance to keep a lid on some of the nation's highest gas prices and join in the spoils of a domestic oil production boom is threatened by quickly growing opposition to a rail terminal in Washington state. The hitch in the long-planned project by Tesoro Corp exemplifies growing problems for moving crude oil on trains around the country ...

Firefighters could get help against Washington wildfires from lighter winds, cooler temps

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:23
Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of terrain.

Weather forecast to aid fight against Wash. wildfire

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:23
WINTHROP, Wash. – Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.

Better weather to aid in Wash. wildfire fight

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:59
WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of terrain.

Weather may aid battle vs. Wash. state wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:35
Cooler temps, lighter winds in forecast; one blaze has charred some 370 square miles, destroyed estimated 150 homes

Cooler Weather May Slow Washington Wildfire

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:10
Firefighters made progress on Sunday in slowing a massive wildfire in Washington state that has raged unchecked for nearly a week, and there are cooler temperatures and lighter winds in the forecast this week for the wild-fire stricken state. The Carlton Complex fire has raged unchecked for nearly a week, destroying between 80 and 150 homes and charring a wide swath of wilderness east of the ...

Cooler temperatures forecast, could help against Washington wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:11
Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.

Wildfire destroys more than 370 square miles of Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:57
A massive wildfire that have been raging for a week in Washington state has destroyed more than 370 square miles of dry timber and grasslands and left a trail of destruction including dead cattle and hundreds of displaced people.

Crews make progress in calming massive Washington state wildfire

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:26
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Firefighters made progress on Sunday slowing a massive wildfire in Washington state that has raged unchecked for nearly a week, destroying between 80 and 150 homes and charring a wide swath of wilderness east of the Cascade Mountains. Containment efforts were aided by cooler weather and slowing winds, allowing some 1300 firefighters battling the Carlton ...

Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:14
WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.

Cooler temperatures, lighter winds could help firefighters with Washington state wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:01
Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles (kilometres). While Sunday's weather has slight improvements on the hot temperatures and gusty winds that have fueled the wildfires, the forecast for Monday and Tuesday ...

Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires - Sun, 20 Jul 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:31
Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds ...

Crews make progress in calming massive Washington state wildfire

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 03:58
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A massive wildfire raging east of Washington state's Cascade Mountains showed some sign of calming Sunday, with fire crews saying they had slowed the expansion of a wind-whipped blaze that destroyed about 100 homes and displaced hundreds of people. The Carlton Complex blaze did not grow overnight, the first time since the fire was triggered by lightning ...

Helpful weather coming to Washington firelines

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 01:35
The latest: The Carlton Complex fire has grown to more than 238,000 acres. Due to the large growth in both the size and complexity of the Carlton Complex, the fire will be managed as three zones: the Carlton Zone, Carlton East Zone, and Carlton South Zone An estimated 150 structures lost Fire danger level for Malott has been downgraded to Level 2 Stokes Road, French Creek, and Golden Hike fires ...

State Building Code change reduces time, costs for homeowners to install home rooftop solar

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 01:16
The Washington State Building Code Council unanimously approved a change in state law that allows installation of simple rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems without review by an engineer.

Washington state wildfire destroys 100 homes

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:30
A wildfire raging unchecked for a sixth day east of Washington state's Cascade Mountains has destroyed about 100 homes, displaced hundreds of residents and left thousands without electricity, emergency officials said Saturday.