LOCAL FIRE OFFICIALS CONCERNED OVER DRY CONDITIONS
The wildfires in our state are continuing to grow.
Helicopters dropped water on a nearly 400-acre fire in a remote part of the Brothers Wilderness Area on the Olympic Peninsula.
The fire in Klickitat County has consumed over 3000 acres and District 5 chief Dan Prater says he has sent a crew to Eastern Washington as part of the statewide response.
Chief Prater says this could be one of the worst fire seasons ever and may last through October.
He reminds Harbor residents that they should not be burning anything right now as the statewide burn ban is still in effect.
And Chief Prater has advice on how to reduce fire dangers – don’t throw lit cigarettes out the window of your car, don’t drive vehicles onto dry grass and make sure any campfires are in approved fire pits.