UPDATE: Washington Wildfires Holding; Still A Threat - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Washington Wildfires Holding; Still A Threat

Posted: Updated:
Photo courtesy: Samantha Antolini, near Wenatchee Photo courtesy: Samantha Antolini, near Wenatchee

UPDATE: Cooler weather overnight helped hold wildfires in Eastern Washington, but they remain a threat as dry conditions continue, and the National Weather Service says dry, windy weather is increasing the danger in Western Washington.
    
A spokeswoman for fire managers, Connie Mehmel, told The Wenatchee World Wednesday (http://is.gd/NdhofH) that lines held overnight at fires near Wenatchee, Entiat and Cashmere. Evacuation warnings remain in place for about 150 homes near Wenatchee.
    
With dry winds in the forecast, the Weather Service has a fire weather watch is in effect Wednesday night and early Thursday in parts of Western Washington including the west slopes of the Cascades and the Puget Sound basin. A red flag warning for critical fire danger is in effect Wednesday night and Thursday for southwest Washington, including Vancouver.

UPDATE: One of the dozens of wildfires burning in Eastern Washington has grown dramatically in windy conditions and has burned three homes.
    
Fire spokeswoman Karen Ripley says 35 mph winds overnight Monday pushed the Leahy Fire burning north and west of Grand Coulee, Wash., from about 11,000 acres to more than 60,000 acres, or 95 square miles. Ripley said Tuesday night that fire has burned three homes and nine outbuildings. One firefighter was injured.
    
The Leahy and Barker Canyon fires are burning dry grass and sagebrush near Grand Coulee, about 160 miles east of Seattle. The town is not threatened and there are no mandatory evacuations. The lightning-sparked fires are 20 percent contained.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • LOOKING FOR A HOME? 10 Homes For Sale In Spokane For $125,000

    LOOKING FOR A HOME? 10 Homes For Sale In Spokane For $125,000

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:56:12 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spring is a popular time to purchase and sell a home. Here are 10 homes for sale in Spokane for $125,000. These homes were found on www.WindermereSpokane.com. If you would like more information on any of these homes or would like to schedule a tour, contact your real estate agent with the correct MLS number.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spring is a popular time to purchase and sell a home. Here are 10 homes for sale in Spokane for $125,000. These homes were found on www.WindermereSpokane.com. If you would like more information on any of these homes or would like to schedule a tour, contact your real estate agent with the correct MLS number.>>
  • LOOK: 5 Foreclosed N. Idaho Homes For Sale For Under $120,000

    LOOK: 5 Foreclosed N. Idaho Homes For Sale For Under $120,000

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-03-12 18:00:09 GMT
    KHQ.COM - If you are in the market to buy a house you may want to consider looking at these homes that are currently in foreclosure in N. Idaho. These are five homes in multiple areas of N. Idaho that you can get for under $120,000. With a little paint and some elbow grease, many of these homes would be great for those who are looking to flip a home and turn a profit.>>
    KHQ.COM - If you are in the market to buy a house you may want to consider looking at these homes that are currently in foreclosure in N. Idaho. These are five homes in multiple areas of N. Idaho that you can get for under $120,000. With a little paint and some elbow grease, many of these homes would be great for those who are looking to flip a home and turn a profit.>>
  • LOOKING FOR A HOME? Here Are 15 Homes For Sale For $175,000

    LOOKING FOR A HOME? Here Are 15 Homes For Sale For $175,000

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:08:47 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Spring is a popular time for those looking to buy or sell their home! We found 15 homes currently for sale in Spokane and surrounding areas all priced at $175,000. These homes were found on WindermereSpokane.Com for more information on a particular property, contact your real estate agent with the correct MLS number.>>
    KHQ.COM - Spring is a popular time for those looking to buy or sell their home! We found 15 homes currently for sale in Spokane and surrounding areas all priced at $175,000. These homes were found on WindermereSpokane.Com for more information on a particular property, contact your real estate agent with the correct MLS number.>>