Prepare for More and More Widespread Wildfires

By Gordon Williams Edited by Nancy Waddell Hilary Franz, Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands, sees the outlook for wildfires in the state changing — and not in a good way. “The wildfire season in Washington is starting earlier in the year and going longer,” says Franz, who heads the Department of Natural Resources. And while … Continue reading Prepare for More and More Widespread Wildfires

Spokane Area Community Partners Join Forces to Support Red Cross Wildfire Response

Wenatchee, WA, 10:30a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 Thanks to the generosity of the Greater Spokane community, KXLY4 television, and the Spokane Federal Credit Union, a total of over $10,000 was raised for the Red Cross Washington Wildfires relief fund on Thursday, September 3, 2015, during an all-day telethon on KXLY4. Alyssa Ando, a Greater Inland … Continue reading Spokane Area Community Partners Join Forces to Support Red Cross Wildfire Response

Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: The 2015 Wildfire Season

 by Megan Snow, executive director Red Cross, Greater Inland Northwest In the Northwest, fire season usually flares in earnest in July. Not so for the summer of 2015, gauging by the wildfires that have erupted across the state. By the end of June, we’ve endured a steady onslaught of raging blazes, destroying homes and forcing … Continue reading Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: The 2015 Wildfire Season