SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today’s focus is on wildfires, throughout the American Redoubt region.


Coming up on August 27th, in Stanley, Idaho (pictured above, in a photo recently snapped by Avalanche Lily): Sawtooth Salmon Festival.

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Wildlife officials euthanize grizzly responsible for livestock attacks around Boundary County.

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Moose Fire 23% contained, wildfire grows to 58,168 acres.  Here is a quote:

“The Moose Fire began on July 17. High winds, along with hot, dry conditions have been an ongoing challenge for firefighters working to protect homes and buildings in the area. Two helicopter pilots were killed last month while assisting with firefighting efforts. No other injuries have been reported.”


Weasel Fire burning in Lincoln County grows to 1,100 acres.

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Yellowstone‘ prequel series ‘1923’ looks to cast Montana extras.

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2 Montana men plead guilty, 1 sentenced for role in Jan. 6.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Oregon county declares emergency over water contamination.

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Windigo and Potter Fires Update.

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Avelo to add direct service to Palm Springs from Redmond.

Central & Eastern Washington

New wildfires break out in eastern Washington. Here is an excerpt:

“Washington state firefighters are headed to several eastern Washington wildfires. Some were dispatched earlier this week to the Williams Lake fire, burning in southwest Spokane County. They continue to work that one.

Officials are sending crews to at least two fires that began Thursday.

A fire burned near Lind in Adams County, forcing many who live in and around the town to evacuate for several hours. Some went to a shelter set up by the Red Cross at the grade school in nearby Ritzville.”

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Woman evacuated from Williams Lake Fire learns firefighters saved her home: ‘I was so overcome with thankfulness and gratefulness’.

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Cow Canyon Fire burning 5,600 acres near Ellensburg.

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Walla Walla man got caught in the rapids, drowned in Wenatchee River.

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Firefighters keep wildfire out of evacuated Washington town.


Forest Service operates temporary large air tanker base from Casper Natrona County Airport.

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WHP: Man Jailed After High-Speed Chase in Stolen Car.

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Liz Cheney: The Hypocrisy Is Stunning.

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Separate trials asked for in child murder case.

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