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Fire crews battled passing traffic and flames this week.
Fire crews battled passing traffic and flames this week.
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Wednesday’s I-82 Fire [PHOTOS]

Fire season is serious season in 2017.

It really takes very little to start a wildfire this year around Yakima.

From homeless camps to fireworks to cigarette butts, the usual suspects are lining up and taking their turns...

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Category: Wildfires, Yakima News
YouTube/Erik Von Gohren
YouTube/Erik Von Gohren
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Thorp Rd. Wildfire Increasingly Encroaches Upon East Valley Farmland [VIDEO]

Shot by amateur videographer and 94.5 KATS listener Erik Von Gohren on Thursday afternoon (7/6/17), this short clip shows how perilously close the Thorp Rd...

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YouTube/Erik Von Gohren
YouTube/Erik Von Gohren
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Chopper Airlifts Water To Help Battle Thorp Rd. Blaze In East Yakima Valley [VIDEO]

State resources have been called in to help battle the Thorp Rd. fire that has engulfed over 5,000 acres in east Yakima Valley.

A helicopter can be seen in this video, captured by 94...

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Flickr, beltzner
Flickr, beltzner
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Target Shooting And Fire Dangers

It might not be a bad time to go try some of the indoor shooting ranges around town.

This 4th of July weekend, not only are there more folks out and about camping and hiking but folks out target shooting...

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David McNew/Getty Images
David McNew/Getty Images
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NEW Fire Restrictions Announced

Wildfire season is set to be a busy one as all the vegetation from our wet winter and soggy spring is drying out from the late June heat.

With the arrival of hot, dry weather right before the Fourth of July holiday weekend and a number of wildfires already ablaze, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced new fire restrictions. Beginning Friday (June 30), the restrictions go into effect for all state lands in eastern Washington.

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Collins Road is blocked
Collins Road is blocked
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Fire Threatens S. Wenas [VIDEO]

Hendo checks in from the field after spotting some smoke this morning ...

Category: News, Wildfires, Yakima News
TSM Henderson
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Wildfire Season Strikes Selah [VIDEO]

Did you smell the smoke as you went outside this morning?

Many folks from Selah to Terrace Heights could as Collins Ridge over in the Wenas area was in flames overnight.

This morning, several Selah residents were reporting power outages and fluctuations as crews work to contain the blaze.

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Tom Pennington Getty Images News
Tom Pennington Getty Images News
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Shooting Restricted On The Wenas

Wildfire season is here and to reduce the risk of wildfires, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has again restricted target shooting on the Wenas Wildlife Area near Yakima and Ellensburg...

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Category: Wildfires
Getty Images
Getty Images
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Wildfire Season Already Active

Every fisherman who hit Potholes over the weekend was talking about seeing smoke.

It seems there were two fires this weekend.

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Category: News, Wildfires
Funeral Held For Rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum Killed In Oregon Standoff
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I-90 Shutdown Due To Wildfire

The I-90 corridor between Ellensburg and Spokane has been shut down due to wildfire.

Heads up if you've gotta head that way for work or vacation in the morning...

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Category: News, Wildfires
Townsquare Media / John Taylor
Townsquare Media / John Taylor
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Mormons Step Up as Yakima Pitches In for Okanogan Complex Firefighters

Yakima-based Haney Trucking is hauling a load of Yakima's help for firefighters battling the Okanagan Complex, but it's taken some serious volunteer efforts to get the donated food, clothing and other supplies packed and loaded up.

Fortunately, local Mormons have stepped it up, and they deserve our thanks.

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The Department of Natural Resources Says ‘No More Volunteers’

State Department of Natural Resources officials are closing down volunteer-intake centers and saying they have all the help they need to fight Washington's largest fire ever -- the Okanogan Complex.

Thousands of volunteers have gone through crash-course fire training, helped operate heavy equipment and directed other other volunteers to community service opportunities since the call for help went out last week, but for the moment the needs are being met DNR announced in a Thursday morning tweet.

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