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2008-08-11 21:00:25

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. The Forest Service has ordered a freeze on the award of new contracts by national forests to help it make up a $400 million cost overrun - so far - in its national fire-fighting budget this year. The directive comes as more than two dozen large wildfires continue to burn in the West. Repair of popular Forest Service Road 99 to...

2008-08-01 21:00:21

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. Friday. While the fire remains active, the following Gifford Pinchot National Forest and state campgrounds are closed: Cold Springs, Morrison, Bird Creek, Mt. Adams, Horse Camp, Mirror Lake,...

2008-07-18 15:00:30

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. Crews reinforced more than 20 miles of brush-free fire breaks that all but surrounded the 7,933-acre blaze. Yet the fire remained only 30 percent contained, with the ever-present risk that it could jump the lines and torch fire-prone areas to the...

2008-07-16 15:00:28

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. The Cold Springs fire, which has spread to more than 15 square miles since flaring up Saturday evening, still posed no immediate threat to people or property. A southerly wind on Tuesday enabled hundreds of firefighters to attack the fire directly on its southern flank, hoping to prevent a...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

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. Regional fire managers dispatched hundreds of wildland firefighters to the area 11 miles northeast of Trout Lake on Monday. A small tent village of firefighters sprouted on the grounds of the Trout Lake School, while state highway authorities warned motorists...

2008-07-14 15:00:27

Firefighters Monday were battling a 500-acre wildfire that spread quickly in a national forest near Washington state's Mount Adams, officials said. A 35-member special response team responded Sunday when the fire, which started out as 30-acre blaze, overpowered local crews who had been trying to contain it, The (Portland) Oregonian reported. In all, 160 firefighters were working on the fire at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southern Washington along the western slopes of the...

2008-07-14 15:00:27

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 late Sunday afternoon, the fire covered more than 500 acres of dead and dying timber. "It's going to be burning into the week," said Paul Ries, a public information officer for the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center...

2008-07-14 15:00:27

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. The lightning-sparked fire has been burning for a week about 11 miles northeast of Trout Lake. Although it grew from 500 acres Sunday afternoon to 3,000 acres this morning, fire authorities don't believe it's a danger to any structures or people....

2008-07-13 21:00:13

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 Forest Service temporarily closed access to the popular Cold Springs/ South Climb Trailhead to Washington's second-tallest peak. Emergency workers today were coordinating the exit of roughly 100 climbers leaving the peak through Forest Road 8040, near where the 500-acre fire was burning 11...


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Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

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...

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