Hot and Dry Weather Ideal for Wildfires
Firefighters were busy yesterday and this morning with a large wildfire that burned brush and grass between Othello and Royal City. Fire officials say the blaze started along highway 26. No structures were threatened, and there’s still no word on what caused the fire. Firefighters say it’s likely someone may have thrown a cigarette out the window, something that happens a lot during the spring and summer months.