Two Big Fires In Washington State Keeping Firefighters Busy
Two big fires are burning in our state and officials with the State Department of Natural Resources say the fight is on. Spokesperson Janet Pearce says so far the fires have consumed more than 6,000 acres. She says lowland grass and brush fires are what they expected since there's so much snow still in the mountains. "We're lucky we have a lot of snow in the mountains still because at least that will keep the fires lower where we know where they are and if people see something they can report it."
The Spartan Fire in Chelan County continues to burn and has consumed more than 4,500 acres and threatened dozens of homes. The state department of natural resources says the fire is about 10 percent contained by 160 firefighters. grassland fires in Douglas county have burned some 2,400 acres and have no containment in site.