Fire danger reaches ‘near record’ levels due to low humidity, high temps

Temperatures are expected to begin falling on Wednesday, but conditions will remain dry for the near future.

WASHINGTON, USA — Fire danger is expected to reach “near record” levels in the Northwest by midweek, according to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center. 

A seven-day fire potential outlook released on Monday shows that much of Washington state is at an elevated risk of new wildfires. On Wednesday, three regions will be at high risk, which means there is more than a 20% chance of a significant fire starting. 

Hot temperatures, dry brush, trees, and other fuels in the mountains paired with poor humidity and breezy winds

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