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Washington State's Sprawling Wildfire Captured By Drone Cam

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:11
The sky is thick with smoke in central Washington, as the state's largest wildfire in recorded history leaves a charred trail of burned homes and blackened trees. The Carlton Complex Fire began as four separate fires that were triggered by lightning on July 14. As of today (July 24), the fire is spread over 390 square miles (1,010 square kilometers), or about one-third the size of Rhode Island ...

Crews gain ground on Washington state wildfire as residents assess damage

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:52
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Crews battling the largest wildfire in Washington state's history had more than half the 10-day-old blaze contained on Thursday as displaced residents began assessing damage in a dozen fire-ravaged communities. The 250,000-acre Carlton Complex fire east of the Cascade Mountains was 52 percent contained after a strong rainstorm on Wednesday helped stop ...

Washington State QB Connor Halliday wants to limit interceptions to 'one or two' a game

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:47
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday put up some amazing numbers last season, but he didn't always make the best decisions.

As Washington fires spread, threat of flash flooding rises

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:27
As if the Carlton Complex fire -- the biggest in Washington state history -- wasn’t bad enough already, meteorologists have heaped yet another plague on the suffering residents of north-central Washington: the possibility of flash flooding Wednesday.

As Washington State prepares to rev up, Leach remains laid back

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:18
Mike Leach doesn’t look like a man whose team is on the verge of breaking out. His demeanor more closely matches that of a college professor.

Washington's Worst Fires in History Take Nasty Turn

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:42
The worst wildfires in Washington state history are being complicated by intense thunderstorms that could make matters even worse.

Washington's Worst Fires in History Take Nasty Turn

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:20
The worst wildfires in Washington state history are being complicated by intense thunderstorms that could make matters even worse.

Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency, firefighters make progress (+video)

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:25
Washington wildfire: The cooler weather and moisture has helped firefighters in their efforts to combat the state's largest wildfire in history. With more rain in the forecast, crews worry that moisture could lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned away.

As Washington fires spread, threat of flash flooding rises

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:10
As if the Carlton Complex fire -- the biggest in Washington state history -- wasn’t bad enough already, meteorologists have heaped yet another plague on the suffering residents of north-central Washington: the possibility of flash flooding Wednesday.

As Washington State prepares to rev up, Leach remains laid back

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:33
Mike Leach doesn’t look like a man whose team is on the verge of breaking out. His demeanor more closely matches that of a college professor.

As Washington State prepares to rev up, Leach remains laid back

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:57
Washington State Coach Mike Leach said he thinks it's reasonable to consider his team in contention to win the Pac-12 North.

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:57
Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:52
Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:46
Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.

Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency, firefighters make progress

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:43
Washington wildfire: The cooler weather and moisture has helped firefighters in their efforts to combat the state's largest wildfire in history. With more rain in the forecast, crews worry that moisture could lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned away.

Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:42
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

Last victim of Washington mudslide believed found

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:00
Search teams in Washington state have found the remains of a person thought to be the last victim of a mudslide that buried an entire community in March and killed 43 people, county authorities said.

Last victim of deadly Washington mudslide believed found

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:50
Search teams in Washington State have found the remains of a person thought to be the last victim of a mudslide that buried an entire community in March and killed 43 people, county authorities said. The body believed to be that of 44-year-old Molly Kristine "Kris" Regelbrugge was located Tuesday morning on the western edge of the disaster site. Medical examiners expect to confirm identification ...

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:50
A destructive wildfire in north-central Washington state grew slightly overnight, but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control, officials said Tuesday.

Cooler weather aids crews fighting Washington wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:01
Largest wildfire in Washington state history may be tempered by cooler weather and higher humidity, but a lightning watch remains a concern