wildfires http://kuow.org en Northwest Wildfires Boost Call For Funding Reform http://kuow.org/post/northwest-wildfires-boost-call-funding-reform Fires continue to rage through tinder-dry wildlands in Oregon, Washington and California. Nearly a million acres have burned so far, destroying more than 200 homes.<p>With the nation’s eyes turned toward the Northwest, Oregon Sen. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:47:16 +0000 Liam Moriarty 39065 at http://kuow.org Northwest Wildfires Boost Call For Funding Reform Feds Offer Wildfire Assistance, But So Far No Payments To Homeowners http://kuow.org/post/feds-offer-wildfire-assistance-so-far-no-payments-homeowners <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072414CL_wildfireassistance_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal funds are being used to help fight the wildfires that have raged across the Northwest this summer. But so far, the Federal Emergency Management Agency isn't handing out money directly to owners of the nearly 200 homes lost in the blazes.</span><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:27:20 +0000 Chris Lehman 38935 at http://kuow.org Feds Offer Wildfire Assistance, But So Far No Payments To Homeowners How The 1910 Fire In Washington Helped Shape Firefighting http://kuow.org/post/how-1910-fire-washington-helped-shape-firefighting <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Tim Egan, columnist for the New York Times, about the Devil's Broom fire in 1910. The conflagration was the largest in United States history, burning 3 million acres in the Pacific Northwest, and set the stage for modern firefighting. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:02:30 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Matthew Streib 38831 at http://kuow.org VIDEO: How A Drone Shot This Stunning Footage Of Washington Wildfires http://kuow.org/post/video-how-drone-shot-stunning-footage-washington-wildfires <p>As the Carlton Complex fire roared across central Washington state, Chelan videographer Sy Stepanov tagged along with a friend who owns a real estate firm to assess the damage.</p><p>Stepanov brought his drone to record video of the destruction. “When I got there, it was just a no-brainer," he said. "People need to see this.” Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:21:21 +0000 Jason Pagano 38701 at http://kuow.org VIDEO: How A Drone Shot This Stunning Footage Of Washington Wildfires Inslee Says Feds Will Help Restore Power In Fire Zone http://kuow.org/post/inslee-says-feds-will-help-restore-power-fire-zone <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072214AJ_InsleeFires_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee said Tuesday President Obama has pledged immediate federal aid to help fire-swept areas of north central Washington.<p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:44:04 +0000 Austin Jenkins 38788 at http://kuow.org Inslee Says Feds Will Help Restore Power In Fire Zone Fire Evacuees Find Help With Donation Centers, Shelters http://kuow.org/post/fire-evacuees-find-help-donation-centers-shelters <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072114CF_FireShelters_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department ordered more homeowners to evacuate Monday afternoon. These newest evacuations came after firefighters saw a brief relief from high winds and hot weather Sunday.<p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:43:58 +0000 Courtney Flatt 38786 at http://kuow.org Fire Evacuees Find Help With Donation Centers, Shelters Updates On The Carlton Complex Fire http://kuow.org/post/updates-carlton-complex-fire <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Paul Gibbs,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">media information officer on location</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;at the Carlton Complex Fire camp, where emergency and firefighting efforts are based. In addition, Brewster resident&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jessica Mae Periman&nbsp;talks about losing her house to the fire.</span> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:36 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn & Matthew Streib 38738 at http://kuow.org Updates On The Carlton Complex Fire I Watched My Church Burn: Washington Man Faces Down Wildfires http://kuow.org/post/i-watched-my-church-burn-washington-man-faces-down-wildfires <p></p><p><strong>UPDATE 7/22/2014, 9:44 a.m.</strong></p><p>KUOW's Lisa Brooks checked back in with Bruce Craven Tuesday morning to get an update on how his town was faring after the Carlton Complex fire ripped through Thursday evening.</p><p>He said the fire he witnessed in Pateros burned up the vegetation all around his church, but the structure itself is intact, albeit with char marks on the outside and broken windows.</p><p>Residents including Craven were able to attend services there on Sunday. Craven said many congregants had lost everything in the fire.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:25:17 +0000 Lisa Brooks 38514 at http://kuow.org I Watched My Church Burn: Washington Man Faces Down Wildfires Wildfire Season Starts Early And With A Vengeance http://kuow.org/post/wildfire-season-starts-early-and-vengeance <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072114CL_wildfireseason_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>So far, more than 150 homes in Washington state have been destroyed in what veteran firefighters are calling the worst fire season in decades.&#160;<p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:45:29 +0000 Chris Lehman 38706 at http://kuow.org Wildfire Season Starts Early And With A Vengeance Washington Fire Leaves Thousands Without AC, Gas, ATMs http://kuow.org/post/washington-fire-leaves-thousands-without-ac-gas-atms <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072114CF_FirePower_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The <a href="http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3967/">Carlton Complex fire</a>, the most destructive wildfire currently burning in the Northwest, has left thousands of people without air conditioning and refrigeration. It has closed gas stations and shut down ATMs in north-central Washington.<p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:45:20 +0000 Courtney Flatt 38704 at http://kuow.org Washington Fire Leaves Thousands Without AC, Gas, ATMs Wildfire Town Meeting Grows Tense Over Missed Evacuation Notices http://kuow.org/post/wildfire-town-meeting-grows-tense-over-missed-evacuation-notices <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072114CF_FireMeeting_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>In north-central Washington, fire crews aided by cooler temperatures and calmer winds are going on the offensive against several sprawling wildfires. Incident commanders of the region’s biggest and most destructive wildfire briefed residents in Omak and Brewster Sunday night. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:45:07 +0000 Courtney Flatt 38703 at http://kuow.org Wildfire Town Meeting Grows Tense Over Missed Evacuation Notices One Wildfire Victim Never Got An Evacuation Notice, Here's Why http://kuow.org/post/one-wildfire-victim-never-got-evacuation-notice-heres-why <p>Bill Radke speaks with Brenda Riggan of Brewster, Washington, about coming back to her home after the Carlton Complex wildfire tore through the area and her frustration over never having received an evacuation notice in the first place. Then, Ross Reynolds talks with Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers about why people like Riggan didn't receive the same notices that other residents did. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:31:52 +0000 Ross Reynolds, Bill Radke & Hannah Burn 38662 at http://kuow.org One Wildfire Victim Never Got An Evacuation Notice, Here's Why Fast-Moving Carlton Complex Fire Roared 'Like A Freight Train' http://kuow.org/post/fast-moving-carlton-complex-fire-roared-freight-train <p>Bill Radke talks with Brenda Riggan of Brewster, Washington. She and her family fled the fast-moving Carlton Complex fire late last week after it moved quickly and without warning from the town of&nbsp;Pateros to Brewster. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:30:23 +0000 Bill Radke 38633 at http://kuow.org Fast-Moving Carlton Complex Fire Roared 'Like A Freight Train' Washington Evacuees Have Dealt With Fires Before, But 'Not Like This' http://kuow.org/post/washington-evacuees-have-dealt-fires-not <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071814JR_FiresRaging_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A blaze in Okanogan County, Washington, that Governor Jay Inslee called a “firestorm” has destroyed around 100 homes. Now, Inslee says 1,000 National Guard troops will take a crash-course in wildfire fighting so they can be deployed to central Washington fires.<p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:50:47 +0000 Jessica Robinson 38623 at http://kuow.org Washington Evacuees Have Dealt With Fires Before, But 'Not Like This' Washington Governor Asks For Cooperation With Fire Evacuation Requests http://kuow.org/post/washington-governor-asks-cooperation-fire-evacuation-requests <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071814TB_Inslee2_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>More than a dozen wildfires in eastern Washington and eastern Oregon continue to threaten homes and cause numerous road closures. Washington Governor Jay Inslee Friday asked residents near those fires to heed evacuation notices when issued.<p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:50:40 +0000 Tom Banse 38622 at http://kuow.org Washington Governor Asks For Cooperation With Fire Evacuation Requests