- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) - Washington state is seeing more evidence this year’s wildfire season is worse than usual. Dangerous conditions have even moved into neighborhoods in western Washington.

KOMO-TV reports (https://is.gd/ErhJID ) that just in the past day, a wildfire flared up in Issaquah’s Klahanee neighborhood. And a Tuesday evening fire near a University Place cemetary burned three acres of land before fire crews could get a handle on it.

Sunday’s rain made some people think the fire danger has decreased. But Michael Boyle, deputy chief of Eastside Fire and Rescue, says everything in western Washington is still tinder dry and bound to get worse during the next few days of warm weather.

Boyle says the small fire in Issaquah was difficult to reach and contain, as it burning in peat moss.


Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/

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