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[8/19/19] Fire that Burned 45,000 Acres in Mop Up

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Crews are starting mop-up on the Williams Flats Fire near the Colville Reservation and Lake Roosevelt, the largest wildfire currently burning in the state. It’s now 85 percent contained at nearly 45,000 acres. Fire managers said firefighters are holding containment lines, watching for unburned pockets in the fire perimeter. About 500 personnel are working the […]

[6/28/19] Goat Translocation

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On July 8th a coalition of state and federal agencies will begin translocating mountain goats from Olympic National Park to the northern Cascade Mountains to meet wildlife management goals in all three areas. This effort is a partnership between the National Park Service, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Forest Service to […]

[6/7/19] Climbers Rescued

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A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier yesterday after they had been stranded on the peak since Monday. The National Park Service said they were suffering from exposure and being transported to local hospitals. Rescuers took advantage yesterday morning of a break in bad weather that had stymied earlier attempts […]