Latest Gifford Pinchot National Forest Stories
By KATHIE DURBIN The cost of fighting forest fires in the West will delay some critical road projects scheduled for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest this year.
By CRAIG BROWN The Cold Springs fire continues to smoke and smolder as crews reinforce fire lines and do mop-up work. The fire, about 11 miles northeast of the Klickitat County hamlet of Trout Lake, was reported July 12. It was blamed on a lightning strike. It had burned 7,956 acres as of 5 p.m.
By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 18--More than 1,000 firefighters and support personnel, who have doubled Trout Lake's population in less than a week, battled the Cold Springs fire to a standoff as of Thursday evening.
By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 16--Hundreds of firefighters on Tuesday made some headway against a forest fire that still expanded by another 2,000 acres south of Mount Adams.
By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 15--A forest fire south of Mount Adams ballooned to more than 8,000 acres Monday. An expert said several circumstances give this fire an unusual opportunity to continue to grow.
Firefighters Monday were battling a 500-acre wildfire that spread quickly in a national forest near Washington state's Mount Adams, officials said.
By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 14--A lighting-sparked wildfire, smoldering for a week, exploded Sunday in a blaze that prompted some Southwest Washington residents to mistake the cauliflower-like smoke plume for an eruption of Mount Adams.
By Laura McVicker and Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 14--A fire torching forest land near Mount Adams has grown to 3,000 acres this morning as additional crews arrive to battle the blaze that's being fueled by high winds.
By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 13--Two helicopters and an aerial tanker joined wildland firefighters today battling a lightning-sparked wildfire south of Mount Adams.
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...