Statewide low moisture levels and high temperatures keep fire danger high
OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently responding to more than 42 fire incidents in Northeastern Washington. These fires include those in state and federal jurisdictions. The more than 200 firefighters, aided by 36 fire engines and 5 helicopters, deployed in response have kept all of the fires under 10 acres in size, and most are under 2 acres.
DNR fire officials warn that the entire state will see dangerous fire conditions this weekend and into next week.
"This next seven days will be some of the highest fire danger levels we've seen in recent years, for the Westside as well as the Eastside," said Mark Gray, acting Assistant Division Manager of DNR Fire Control, Aviation and Camps.