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Upper Columbia Academy Pathfinders raise a new flag over the town of Malden, signifying a new age, one year after the Babb Road Fire engulfed the valley.

Malden, Pine City mark first anniversary of Babb Road Fire

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor September 7, 2021

The Malden and Pine City communities celebrated Labor Day on Sept. 6, marking the first anniversary of the Babb Road Fire.  “This event is two-fold: on one hand, it’s a remembrance of what...

An aerial firefighting crew pours water over the Idler fire. Firefighters continue to fight the flames reporting less than 50 percent containment.

Barn fire displaces several families

COLE QUINN, Evergreen photo editor September 1, 2021

*Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to show a discarded cigarette did not start the Idler Fire. On Monday afternoon, a wildfire ignited 5 miles northeast of Moscow, Idaho. The fire started...

Last week, Pullman Fire Department helped fight the Bruler Fire in Linn County, Oregon.

Eastern Washington wildfire season ramping up

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter July 19, 2021

Two fires burning in Eastern Washington are gaining momentum as several departments attempt to contain the flames.  Lightning fires are becoming more common and are potentially the biggest threats...

The drought advisory could become an emergency advisory later in the summer if Eastern Washington does not receive any precipitation.

Washington State Department of Ecology warns of potential for wildfires

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter June 30, 2021

The Washington State Department of Ecology and others recently made several recommendations to mitigate the impact of this year’s fire season. “Whitman County [is] between three and six inches below...

Most wildfires are started by people, but measures can be taken to reduce risk.

Defensible space around homes reduces risk of wildfire

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 4, 2021

Earlier this year, the Washington state legislature passed the forest health bill, which provides funding for the advancement of forest management practices to reduce wildfire risks. Eastern and Western...

The west coast wildfires are indicative of a poorly constructed environmental policy, which we need to fix.

OPINION: More comprehensive wildfire policies will lead to a safer Washington

DIANA RIOS September 24, 2020

The recent intense, historically large wildfires that have swept large areas of the Pacific Northwest have brought calls from natural resources experts to reassess how we manage fire and forest landscapes. Our...

As we've seen so far, wildfires are a fact of nature. But we can help mitigate their damage by taking responsibility for our environment.

OPINION: Individual changes will help stop wildfires

HANNA YUZYUK September 22, 2020

Forests on fire and smoke in the air — this is the best advertisement for the Green New Deal. We see something wrong is going on in nature. We have to realize that this is a stopping point. Our dividing...

With wildfires raging, sometimes it's important to take a step back and consider how we got here.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: The fire rises

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor September 15, 2020

“What happened to the American dream? It came true. You’re looking at it.” - Alan Moore, “Watchmen”  I walked out of my apartment this morning, and it smelled like a campfire. The...

Fire in Colfax prompts evacuation

Fire in Colfax prompts evacuation

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter September 7, 2020

A fire in Colfax has spread across roughly 500-1,000 acres, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Level 3 evacuations are occurring, meaning residents in threatened areas...

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