Red flag warning issued for Western WA as thunderstorms increase risk of wildfire

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Western Washington Wednesday, Aug. 10, with dry weather and the possibility of thunderstorms increasing the risk of wildfires in the area.

Issued by the National Weather Service, the warning means that the area is in critical fire condition that is either imminent or actively occurring and will be in effect until 11 p.m.

‘Nature’s air-conditioning’ brings cooler weather after record breaking heat

After six days of record-breaking heat at the end of July, and another heat wave this past weekend, grass and other vegetation are much drier than normal for Western Washington.

“Scattered lightning in dry fuels can cause multiple fire

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