Shortly after noon on Sunday, a fast-moving grass fire was reported in the area of Oak Creek Road in the Dallesport area. The fire quickly grew and spread east toward the town of Wishram.
Monday, Aug. 31, saw the turnover of Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (WAIIMT5) to Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 3 (SCIIMT3). WAIIMT5 had been managing the Cougar Creek Fire since Aug. 12. A lightning strike on Aug. 10 sparked the fire.
Five uncontained large fires in Washington, along with numerous smaller fires, mean firefighting resources are stretched thin across the state, according to wildfire experts at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
At approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, a fast moving grass fire was reported in the area of State Route 14 and Old Highway 8 in southeast Klickitat County. The fire quickly grew spreading east towards the town of Roosevelt. As of 5 p.m. the fire had burned between mile marker 127 and 130 on SR 14.
Every year, the Skamania County Sheriff’s office dive team responds to numerous vehicles submerged in water. The vehicles end up underwater from collisions, stolen vehicles, insurance frauds, and persons intentionally trying to conceal various crime scenes.
A watchman making rounds on the SDS Lumber Company complex Sunday night detected a fire in a bark pile at around 11:30 and called it in for an agency response.
Klickitat County Fire District No. 3 commissioners are working on a process for replacing Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Virts, who has given the district a retirement date of March 30, 2016.
Fire crews fighting a series of wildfires on the west flank of Mt. Adams, in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, are making head way.
The fire danger rating on Klickitat County lands protected by the state Department of Natural Resources went from “moderate” to “high” last Saturday, the DNR announced the day before.
A Trout Lake man has gone missing in an apparent attempt to avoid arrest and prosecution on federal criminal charges.
On Saturday, April 25, Hood River Police officers arrested Parkdale resident Tyson Sackett, 28, for shooting a man at the Hood River Marina.
With conditions ripe for another active season of wildfires, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)...
Roll-over accident sends driver to hospital March 28th...
An accident that occurred on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the intersection of Dallesport Road and Garden Lane sent four people to the hospital.
An accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Dallesport Highway and Garden Lane sent four people to the hospital.