An escaped inmate led to a brief manhunt in Lemon Creek Wednesday afternoon before being re-captured. The 25-year-old male inmate reportedly kicked out a security window in a troopers prisoner transport van on its way to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
U.S. Forest Service crews are fighting an approximately 2-acre forest fire, burning north of Ketchikan’s road system. The fire started about 4 p.m. Monday on state land in the Moser Bay area, Forest Service spokesman Paul Robbins Jr. said Tuesday morning.
Wildfire activity in the American West is likely to get worse in coming years. A new study out in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences points to the lack of precipitation in the summer as the major driving factor when it comes to increasing fire severity.