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Washington state wildfire destroys 100 homes

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:08
Hundreds evacuated from properties as blaze scorches more than 870km2 of countryside

Washington state wildfire destroys 100 homes, hundreds evacuated

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 13:38
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - 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 on Saturday. A cluster of lightning-sparked blazes that merged days ago into a conflagration dubbed the Carlton Complex has scorched at ...

Winds push Washington state wildfire in new directions

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:04
Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.

Washington Wildfires Spread, Largest In State History

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 09:32
Wildfires across Washington state grew to more than 300 square miles Saturday, officials said, making it the largest group of wildfires in state history.

Howling winds push massive Washington state fire

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 09:28
Howling winds pushed a massive wildfire in north-central Washington state in new directions Saturday.

2014 wildfire season worse than usual across the West (+video)

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 08:39
More than 100 homes were lost in one Washington State wildfire. Across much of the West – especially the Pacific Northwest – this year’s fire season is worse than usual.

2014 wildfire season worse than usual across the West

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 01:40
More than 100 homes were lost in one Washington State wildfire. Across much of the West – especially the Pacific Northwest – this year’s fire season is worse than usual.

2014 wildfire season worse than usual across the West

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 01:14
A massive, swiftly-moving wildfire has destroyed some 100 homes in several small communities in Washington State northeast of Seattle, sending residents fleeing under mandatory evacuation orders. “Significant fire activity continues in the Northwest,” according to the most recent report from the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise. “Seven new large fires were reported [Thursday], three in ...

Washington state wildfire destroys 100 homes, hundreds evacuated

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 00:37
(Reuters) - A wildfire raging east of Washington state's Cascade Mountains has destroyed about 100 homes and displaced hundreds of people, an emergency official said on Saturday, with cooler weather not expected to provide relief for another day. The four-blaze Carlton Complex fire destroyed homes in and around the town of Pateros, about 120 miles (193 kms) northeast of Seattle, said Mark ...

Washington state wildfires force evacuation of town, destroy homes

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 02:24
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A wildfire burning out of control in Washington state’s Cascade Mountains destroyed at least 35 homes and forced the evacuation of an entire town early on Friday, as firefighters faced another tough day battling the blaze amid drought-like conditions. Four separate fires triggered by lightning in the Methow Valley merged into two on Thursday, quickly ...

Washington Burning: Wildfires Tear Through 100 Homes

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 01:26
Dry, hot conditions fueled several wildfires burning in Washington Friday, leaving paths of destruction that included homes and community buildings.

100 Homes Burned as Washington Wildfires Swell: Officials

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 01:11
An entire Washington state town remained evacuated from their homes Friday due to one of seven wildfires burning hundreds of square miles.

Washington state wildfire forces evacuation of hospital, nursing home

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:20
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Wildfires encroaching on a Columbia River town just east of the Cascades in Washington state destroyed at least two buildings and prompted evacuations on Thursday of a hospital, a retirement home and numerous private dwellings, state officials said. Flames from a cluster of three lightning-sparked blazes dubbed the Carlton Complex fires have scorched at ...

Washington state gives the green light to marijuana brownies - but not lollipop pot

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:24
Newly legal pot shops in Washington state are allowed to sell a variety of infused baked goods, but nothing that may appeal to children like sweets and lollipops

Fast-growing Washington wildfire burns 2 homes

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:17
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A fast-growing cluster of wildfires scorching north-central Washington state's scenic Methow Valley burned at least two homes Thursday, authorities said.

Fires intensify as hundreds evacuate in Washington and Oregon

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:41
The hot, dry Pacific Northwest continued to battle an outbreak of wildfires Thursday, with thousands of firefighters battling more than a dozen blazes in Washington and Oregon, where lightning strikes and arid tinder have conspired to burn through about 279,000 acres.

Washington state says marijuana brownies OK, but no lollipops

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:37
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put the drug in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules. Washington became the second U.S. state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults on July 8 when its first retail ...

Washington state says marijuana brownies OK, but no lollipops

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:42
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell pot in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put the drug in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules. Washington became the second U.S. state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults on July 8 when its first retail ...

Washington state wildfire grows, more evacuations urged

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 03:07
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A fast-moving Washington state wildfire raging in the Cascade Mountains grew in size to threaten roughly 1,700 dwellings on Thursday near the Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth, officials said. The Chiwaukum Creek fire continued to rage out of control through timber in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and on private land, two days after it was ...

Fires intensify as hundreds evacuate in Washington and Oregon

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 03:04
The hot, dry Pacific Northwest continued to battle an outbreak of wildfires Thursday, with thousands of firefighters battling more than a dozen blazes in Washington and Oregon, where lightning strikes and arid tinder have conspired to burn through about 279,000 acres.