Firefighters and Washington National Guard soldiers work to extinguish hot spots on a hillside as they fight the First Creek Fire in August 2015, near Chelan. A record year of Washington wildfires in 2015 led to evacuated towns and destroyed houses.
Firefighters and Washington National Guard soldiers work to extinguish hot spots on a hillside as they fight the First Creek Fire in August 2015, near Chelan. A record year of Washington wildfires in 2015 led to evacuated towns and destroyed houses. Ted S. Warren Associated Press file
Firefighters and Washington National Guard soldiers work to extinguish hot spots on a hillside as they fight the First Creek Fire in August 2015, near Chelan. A record year of Washington wildfires in 2015 led to evacuated towns and destroyed houses. Ted S. Warren Associated Press file

Don’t be fooled by our rare mild wildfire season

October 29, 2016 02:19 PM