Thousands of acres have burned in many areas of Oregon and Washington leaving some without homes.
There were 11 large fires burning in the Northwest as of July 23.
Michael Clapp / OPB
Aug. 08, 2014 2 p.m.
A wildfire burning in the Columbia Gorge near The Dalles is the top firefighting priority in the nation today, according to an Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson.
Michael Clapp / OPB
Aug. 07, 2014 4:46 p.m.
The Rowena fire continues to burn in the Columbia River Gorge, forcing the evacuation of hundreds as the fire spreads east.
Dan Thorpe, IC
Aug. 05, 2014 1:44 p.m.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting blazes this summer.
July 30, 2014 4:07 p.m.
Wildfires are ravaging thousands of square miles on the West Coast, though officials say that this wildfire season has been tamer than average. Still, responding to these fires has proven costly, and the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays for fighting them.
Oregon Department of Forestry
Aug. 01, 2014 1:41 p.m.
A fire started by lightning near the Oregon-California border has burned more than 10,000 acres in less than 24 hours and is threatening 170 structures.
Daniel O'Connor, InciWeb
July 29, 2014 3:09 p.m.
Separate wildfires threatened homes near Spokane and Mansfield, Washington. Another blaze came close to seven homes near Grants Pass, Oregon.
Dan Thorpe, IC
July 29, 2014 1:37 p.m.
For the second year in a row, the Oregon Department of Forestry says it will draw on a catastrophic loss insurance policy to help cover the costs of fighting wildfires.
Inciweb/National Wildfire Coordinating Group
July 25, 2014 11:55 a.m.
Federal funds are being used to help fight the wildfires that have raged across the Northwest this summer. But so far, the Federal Emergency Management...
Dan Thorpe / ODF
July 28, 2014 12:29 p.m.
Most of the large wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range in Oregon for the past two weeks are at or near containment, but a new round of intense lightning storms is forecast this week.
Kyle Reed / DFPA
July 28, 2014 6:31 a.m.
Oregon's largest wildfire is nearing complete containment, although continuing high temperatures remain a concern.
City of Fossil
July 24, 2014 9:50 a.m.
Wildfire continues to dominate the headlines in Oregon, with 11 large fires burning across more than 935 square miles of central and Northeastern Oregon.
July 23, 2014 7:16 a.m.
President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change.
July 23, 2014 7:13 a.m.
Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kriess / Washington Army National Guard
July 23, 2014 8:12 a.m.
President Obama has declared an emergency in Washington because of wildfires burning the past two weeks.
July 23, 2014 6:49 a.m.
Lightning rolled through much of eastern Oregon on Tuesday, leaving in its wake several dozen reports of new wildfire starts, fire officials said.
Courtney Flatt, EarthFix
July 22, 2014 9:02 a.m.
Fire crews worry that the next few days could bring more lightning strikes to the area. And shelters are preparing for more evacuations as the potential for more fires continues.
July 22, 2014 1:12 p.m.
Alabama Forestry Commission officials say firefighters from throughout the state are helping respond to wildfires in Oregon and Washington state.
Jessica Robinson, Northwest News Network
July 21, 2014 3:37 p.m.
The Carlton Complex fire, the most destructive wildfire currently burning in the Northwest, has left thousands of people without air conditioning and...
July 21, 2014 12:43 p.m.
A break between lightning storms has allowed firefighters to make good progress on a series of blazes on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs reservation.
July 21, 2014 12:22 p.m.