Category Archives: Weather

Region in full Burn Ban – Stage 2

by Bruce A. Smith ~ The “Greater Pierce County Area,” a new legal and environmental designation for those parts of Pierce County east of the Tacoma Narrows and north of the South Pierce Fire District, is now under a full … Continue reading

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First Burn Ban of season hits south Pierce County

by Bruce A. Smith  ~ The first burn ban of the 2015 wood stove season is about to descend upon south Pierce County. For the first time, the Puget Sound Air Quality Agency is issuing a burn “warning,” as a prelude … Continue reading

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Randle man killed in Eatonville car accident

by Bruce A. Smith The Washington State Patrol announced this evening that Raymond R. Craig, 20, of Randle, Washington was fatally injured today in a collision on SR 161 at Thomas Rd. This stretch of road is just north of … Continue reading

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Alder Lake Fire continues despite rains – Update Monday August 31, noon

 By Bruce A. Smith Update: Monday August 31, noon: The National Forest Service announced today that the Alder Lake fire continues to “smolder” even after torrential rains passed through the area over the week. But the fire did not spread … Continue reading

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Updates – Smoke and fire threaten southern Pierce County

by Bruce A. Smith Concern is mounting in Eatonville and surrounding communities as our skies become smoke-filled and many local residents are staying indoors to protect themselves from unhealthy air. The culprits seem to be two-fold – first an 100-acre fire … Continue reading

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Another slide closes Mountain Highway, but this time in the Ohop Valley

 by Bruce A. Smith Another press release from the WSDOT reflects the historic levels of rain and mud slides effecting western Washington. Mountain Highway, aka SR 7, has been shut several times in the Nisqually gorge near the Packwood Forest, … Continue reading

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Mountain Highway closed again due to mudslide

This just in from WSDOT.  -BAS: ****************************** SR 7 closes temporarily following slide near Eatonville EATONVILLE – A 1.5-mile segment of State Route 7 west of Eatonville is temporarily closed following a mudslide earlier today that contained approximately 100 cubic … Continue reading

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