OLYMPIA – The first weekend in May is not usually a busy time for wildfires in southwest Washington, in fact in an effort to prepare homeowners before the usual season it’s Wildfire Awareness week.
The Washington Department of Natural Resources reports they saw 11 wildfires covering approximately 264 acres statewide, with 9 already contained.
The Dog Mountain wildfire in Lewis County, has burned about 160 acres, and was reported yesterday afternoon at 60% contained.
The C-Line Wildfire East of Malone is now 70% contained and covers about 80-acres. Roads will be reopen by this morning, but responders urge caution as heavy equipment may still be in use.
No homes or structures are threatened in either remaining fire. For details on Wildfire Awareness week, visit http://fireadapted.org/