The wildfires raging across Washington, Oregon and Idaho are not only bringing a dense, smoky haze to much of the area just to the east of the Cascades, but its effects are being felt over 1,000 miles away across the Upper Midwest.
Cooler temperatures over the weekend helped firefighters contain the dozen large fires burning across Oregon.
A high level of blue-green algae has triggered a health advisory for Odell Lake in Klamath County.
The Okanogan County sheriff's office says a man died of an apparent heart attack while fighting a wildfire near his home.
Oregon currently has over a dozen wildfires burning over 825 square miles of land. Many of the active conflagrations were sparked when lightning storms moved across the Pacific Northwest region on June 13 and 14.
The Howard Buford Recreation Area is open on Saturday after officials closed the county park to let fire crews fight a wildland fire that consumed over an acre of land.
Fire crews from around the country have been dispatched to Oregon as 15 large fires burned across more than 565 square miles of timber, rangeland and grass on Friday, stretching resources thin.
A 21-foot baby gray whale made its way on to shore at Bastendorff Beach on Thursday and died.
The county park that includes Mount Pisgah closed Friday while a helicopter dropped buckets of water on a wildland fire.
A small north-central Washington town and a nearby hospital have been evacuated ahead of a wind-whipped wildfire that has already burned at least 35 homes, authorities said.
A man was found dead Thursday morning southeast of Silverton after he attempted a BASE jump, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.
Governor John Kitzhaber declared a state of emergency in Oregon to address wildfires burning across the state.
Winds out of the east brought smoke from Oregon wildfires into the Willamette Valley overnight.
A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires that threaten several hundred homes.