News

Weather service warns of dire fire conditions

Weather service warns of dire fire conditions

Photo: clipart.com

AP News Reporting

PORTLAND, Ore. –┬áThe National Weather Service is warning of critical wildfire conditions in Oregon and southwest Washington.

The agency issued a “red flag warning” through Tuesday after hot weather increased the risk of thunderstorms.

Forecasters say there could be several rounds of thunderstorms Monday night.

Crews are already fighting dozens of fires in the Northwest.

The weather service says that given dry conditions on the ground there’s a “high potential for lightning strikes to generate several new fires.”

A fire weather watch was also issued for parts of Washington state, with thunderstorms expected to develop along the crest of the Cascade Mountains and then spread north and west.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

elvis

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Sports

USC coach confirms Josh Shaw will play vs UCLA

shaw

Cornerback Josh Shaw will play for Southern California in its rivalry showdown against UCLA, although his role hasn't been determined.

in Local Sports

WWU falls to Azusa Pacific at WRCC

1461269_10152628943539317_4291927070880069130_n

Western Washington University fell to Azusa Pacific University 79-74 on Friday night.

in Local Sports

Prep Football State Playoff Scoreboard

high school football scoreboard dl

All the scores from the prep football playoff action.

in Local Sports

Eastern Washington races past Portland St.

Courtesy of Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington scored six TDs after halftime, defeating Portland State 56-34 Friday night and winning its third-straight Big Sky Conference championship.