Evacuation notices lifted as threat of wildfire subsides - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Evacuation notices lifted as threat of wildfire subsides

Posted: Updated:
Jolly Mountain Fire, iniciweb Jolly Mountain Fire, iniciweb
CLE ELUM, Wash. -

(AP) - All evacuation notices are being lifted on Friday as a massive fire burning in central Washington no longer threatens homes and private property.

The Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center says the blaze that began Aug. 11 continues to burn in remote and extremely rugged terrain along the fire's northern perimeter northwest of Cle Elum but no longer threatens communities.

Authorities say firefighting efforts and cooler fall weather have slowed the fire's growth.  About 40 percent is contained. Fire officials will continue to monitor the blaze until rain and snowfall extinguishes the fire.

The wildfire has scorched more than 57 square miles (147 sq. kilometers). It was started by multiple lightning strikes.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

9/29/2017 7:39:17 AM (GMT -7:00)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 39-year-old Spokane Valley man arrested for sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

    39-year-old Spokane Valley man arrested for sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-10-16 18:20:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested a 39-year-old man for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.  Last month, detectives received information from the Post Falls Police Department naming Jeffrey A. Christenot as a suspect in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in 2015-2016. The information stated Christenot confessed to the crimes in a video that had been posted to Facebook. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested a 39-year-old man for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.  Last month, detectives received information from the Post Falls Police Department naming Jeffrey A. Christenot as a suspect in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in 2015-2016. The information stated Christenot confessed to the crimes in a video that had been posted to Facebook. 

    >>
  • Pullman Police issue 'Attempt to Locate' for 'WSU Popcorn Guy'

    Pullman Police issue 'Attempt to Locate' for 'WSU Popcorn Guy'

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-10-17 02:30:26 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - It's a moment that proudly lives in WSU football history.  September 28, 2013.  WSU is losing to Stanford. The score isn't important, but let's just say it was a lot. Ok, fine. It was 41-3 early in the 4th quarter.

    >>

    PULLMAN, Wash. - It's a moment that proudly lives in WSU football history.  September 28, 2013.  WSU is losing to Stanford. The score isn't important, but let's just say it was a lot. Ok, fine. It was 41-3 early in the 4th quarter. The cameras of ESPN turned their attention to one lonely Coug fan in the 300 level.  There was one man. His feet were reclined, his arms were sprawled.

    >>
  • Man run over by lawn mower while trying to kill son with chainsaw

    Man run over by lawn mower while trying to kill son with chainsaw

    Monday, October 15 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-10-15 23:38:29 GMT

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - A man who police say was run over with a lawn mower while trying to kill his son with a chain saw has had to have his leg amputated. The Bristol Herald Courier reports that a warrant for 76-year-old Douglas Ferguson couldn’t be served until Tuesday because of the severity of his injuries.

    >>

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - A man who police say was run over with a lawn mower while trying to kill his son with a chain saw has had to have his leg amputated. The Bristol Herald Courier reports that a warrant for 76-year-old Douglas Ferguson couldn’t be served until Tuesday because of the severity of his injuries.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Scope of Michael's fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

    Scope of Michael's fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-10-17 04:46:39 GMT

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - The scope of the Hurricane Michael's fury has become clearer after nearly a week of missing-persons reports and desperate searches of the Florida Panhandle neighborhoods devastated by the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years.    Florida officials say the storm is responsible for at least 16 deaths in the state.

    >>

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - The scope of the Hurricane Michael's fury has become clearer after nearly a week of missing-persons reports and desperate searches of the Florida Panhandle neighborhoods devastated by the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years.    Florida officials say the storm is responsible for at least 16 deaths in the state.

    >>
  • California sea lions contracting potentially-fatal infection

    California sea lions contracting potentially-fatal infection

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-10-17 04:09:15 GMT

    A rescue center says California sea lions are coming down with a potentially fatal bacterial infection in near-record numbers. The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito says more than 220 sea lions rescued this year have been diagnosed with leptospirosis. It's the second-largest outbreak recorded by the rescue center. 

    >>

    A rescue center says California sea lions are coming down with a potentially fatal bacterial infection in near-record numbers. The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito says more than 220 sea lions rescued this year have been diagnosed with leptospirosis. It's the second-largest outbreak recorded by the rescue center. 

    >>
  • Former Washington State Bar Association president charged with theft, identity theft

    Former Washington State Bar Association president charged with theft, identity theft

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-10-17 03:36:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Prosecutor's Office has filed charges against former Washington State Bar Association President Robin Haynes. The 40-year-old Haynes is facing multiple counts of second degree theft and identity theft. She allegedly law firm credit cards without permission.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Prosecutor's Office has filed charges against former Washington State Bar Association President Robin Haynes. The 40-year-old Haynes is facing multiple counts of second degree theft and identity theft. She allegedly law firm credit cards without permission.

    >>