Category: Wildfires

Protect Yourself During This Difficult Fire Season

The early predictions were right: 2015 has been and continues to be a particularly menacing fire season. Record-setting high temperatures, dry conditions, and low snowpack in the mountains have created ideal conditions for both natural and man-made fires. Although a statewide burn ban is in effect for the state of Washington, too many fires are… Read more »

It’s April, and Wildfire Season Begins in Central Washington

This week’s high-70’s temperatures and less than normal snowpack conditions in the mountains signals another potentially threatening wildfire season in Central Washington. According to climatecentral.org, “there are more large fires burning now [in the West] than at any time in the past 40 years, and the total area burned each year has also increased. Although… Read more »

Memories of Taylor Bridge Fire Still Burn for Cle Elum Couple

Sitting on the edge of a small Cle Elum lake, the home of Gary and Patsy Hoover was the heart of their family, a place where generations gathered, a safe haven. Their family’s memories were captured there in carefully chronicled photo albums, baby photos, home movies, paintings created by her mother and furniture hand-made by… Read more »