Day trip to shoot in Tucumcari, NM.
The Okanogan Complex fire is one of the largest fires in Washington state history but was not the only one burning in the area. Hundreds of thousands of acres have burned costing millions of dollars to fight. The Chelan Complex fire, which is now merged and being managed with the Okanogan Complex, had com close to the resort town of Chelan and caused heavy damage to the Chelan Fruit Co-op and many residences.
Nearby the North Star fire has burned more than 200,000 acres mainly on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
Unfortunately the fires have also had a human toll. The Twisp River fire claimed the lives of three wildfire fighters working with the U.S. Forest Service from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Wildfire fighters from all over the region have been activated and are in the area working to combat the fires.
Annual Indian Encampment and pow wow of the Colville Confederated Tribes at the Omak Stampede in Omak, WA.
It's #cherry season in #Washington state, the cherry capital of the Northwest! Photographer Rosa Villoslada (@rosamabel) says she was amazed how fast the cherry pickers work. "They are paid by the bucket so the more they pick the more they make," she said. Cherries have one of the shortest harvest periods, lasting only 21 days. Got a view of the world you'd like to share? Tag your photos #cnnireport.
A brush #fire in #Washington state startled residents and threatened homes Sunday before being contained. Documentary photographer Darin Principe (@fotoprincipe) said his family was eating dinner at a restaurant in Yakima when they saw smoke on the hillside. He grabbed his wife's camera and started taking pictures. Do you have news to share from your neck of the woods? Tag your images #cnnireport.
Drought conditions have made the local area prone to brush fires like this one near Interstate 82 in Yakima, WA. Homes above were threatened as Yakima and surrounding fire departments fought the blaze.
Annual event in Prosser, WA where hot air balloons are anchored and illuminated. September, 2014