Fire Danger To Be "High" On Thursday - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Fire Danger To Be "High" On Thursday

SPOKANE, Wash. - With this stretch of hot temperatures, Washington's Department of Natural Resources is keeping a close watch on the fire danger. Crews now say they plan to change the fire danger from moderate to high starting Thursday at midnight.
 
Spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources Guy Gifford said much of the grasses in the area are still green, which means the grasses are still growing. It's when the hot temperatures continue - as they have this week - that the grasses will stop growing and dry out. The brown grasses burn a lot faster and that is what creates the higher fire dangers.
 
"As we look into what our future holds for us, our fuels are drying," Gifford said. "We're getting a lot more brown fuels out there, which is several weeks later than normal. Typically, we're in high fire danger before the 4th of July. But because of the wet, cool June we've had, it stayed green."
 
Overall, the DNR considers several scientific factors when considering fire danger including predicted weather, the moisture, and how quickly fires are spreading, among other factors.
 
When fire danger changes to "High" make sure the trees and vegetation around your home is trimmed or cut down thin. Also make sure to clean up pine needles on the roof of your home as well as your yard. Finally, if you're going camping, check to make sure you know the rules and are in fact allowed to burn a camp fire.
 
 
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Head-on crash kills 1, injures 8, when driver attempts to pass slow-moving vehicle on Hwy 95

    Head-on crash kills 1, injures 8, when driver attempts to pass slow-moving vehicle on Hwy 95

    Thursday, November 23 2017 4:01 PM EST2017-11-23 21:01:52 GMT

    SAGLE, Idaho - A fatal and serious injury head-on crash has killed one man and injured eight others, including five children, who all had to be transported to Kootenai Health. The crash occurred on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving, on Highway 95 at milepost 466.5, two miles south of Sagle, Idaho.

    >>

    SAGLE, Idaho - A fatal and serious injury head-on crash has killed one man and injured eight others, including five children, who all had to be transported to Kootenai Health. The crash occurred on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving, on Highway 95 at milepost 466.5, two miles south of Sagle, Idaho.

    >>
  • Victims in Lewiston double homicide identified

    Victims in Lewiston double homicide identified

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:38 PM EST2017-11-23 02:38:39 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Autopsies have been performed on the two women who were found dead in Lewiston on Tuesday. One victim was identified as suspect Richard Allen Carlin's ex-wife, 72-year-old Raetta Dee Carlin. The other woman was identified as 50-year-old Michelle Lynn Carlin, the daughter of Raetta and Richard Carlin.

    >>

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Autopsies have been performed on the two women who were found dead in Lewiston on Tuesday. One victim was identified as suspect Richard Allen Carlin's ex-wife, 72-year-old Raetta Dee Carlin. The other woman was identified as 50-year-old Michelle Lynn Carlin, the daughter of Raetta and Richard Carlin.

    >>
  • Baltimore cop killed one day before scheduled testimony against colleagues

    Baltimore cop killed one day before scheduled testimony against colleagues

    Thursday, November 23 2017 12:16 PM EST2017-11-23 17:16:42 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner says a detective killed last week was slain a day before he was set to testify in a corruption probe into activities of indicted police officers.   Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the revelation Wednesday, a week after the detective was shot in the head in a vacant lot. Rumors have been running rampant in Baltimore about the unsolved case.

    >>

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner says a detective killed last week was slain a day before he was set to testify in a corruption probe into activities of indicted police officers.   Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the revelation Wednesday, a week after the detective was shot in the head in a vacant lot. Rumors have been running rampant in Baltimore about the unsolved case.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/