It's Raining, But Wildfire Season Is Starting In Washington
As the season begins, fire officials caution people working in the woods or clearing land to have fire prevention equipment on hand.
“All this snow and rain may delay our fire season, but our forests always face the threat of wildfire,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. “We’re going to do everything we can to be ready."
Fire officials say property owners can reduce their risk by keeping dead vegetation off roofs and away from buildings.
stay in effect until October.
While mountain basins in the Pacific Northwest currently have an above average snow pack, the National Weather Service is predicting a relatively dry summer.
Out of the 800 wildfires in Washington last year, 90 percent were human-caused.
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