Even with rain in forecast, firefighters say wildfire season isn't over yet

  • Source: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
  • Published: 09/18/2020 12:00 AM

Firefighters are urging you not to let your guard down even with rain in the forecast over the coming days. At least 5 large wildfires are still burning across Washington right now, according to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources' Fire Dashboard, and fuels are still extremely dry across the region. "Don’t let your guard down. Just ‘cause it rains a little bit this weekend, don’t go out and start any bon fires or camp fires," said Bud Backer, Chief of East Pierce Fire & Rescue. "It’s still gonna be dangerous. And it’ll only take a day or two for things to dry out again." Backer says firefighters hope to fully contain the Sumner Grade Fire soon. It's currently 95% contained after burning nearly 500 acres. The shock over how close the flames got to Bruce Fischer’s home still hasn’t worn off.


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