WA fire experts worried about wildfires with warm temps, Memorial Day

Destruction caused by the Graham fire. Six homes were destroyed, residents in the area have been evacuated. (Nicole Jennings/KIRO Radio)

Between the unusually warm, dry temperatures coming and the campfires and fire pits that people may use to celebrate Memorial Day, this weekend could be a hot time for wildfires.

With the two bouts of warm weather we’ve already had this spring, the state has seen hundreds of fires — and we’re still nearly a month out from the official start of summer.

That’s why Robert Wittenberg, deputy state fire marshal, is expecting another bad fire season in the coming months.

“Our typical

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