Dangerous fire conditions continue

The National Weather Service has continued it’s Red Flag advisory through this week. This means that the combination of high heat, low humidity and wind conditions exist for the starting and rapid spread of wildfire. Much of the spread of the fire on the North Shore of Lake Wenatchee that began on Friday evening was due to “spotting”, the spread of fire by wind carrying embers and sparks through the air to kindle fires rapidly in other areas. One North Shore home had embers from the fire come a considerable distance, land on seat cushions on the deck of the house and ignite. Had there not been immediate action to quell that flame that house would have been lost. Just because the current fire restrictions permit campfires in approved type fire pits does not mean that’s the smart thing to do- just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

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