The Pioneer Fire near Lake Chelan is expected to burn for months. Why that’s not unusual

The type of material that a fire is burning in, where it’s located, and whether it poses a threat to people all factor into how long a fire can be expected to burn.

WASHINGTON, USA — The Pioneer Fire, which is burning across nearly 4,000 acres along the north shore of Lake Chelan, is predicted to burn until Halloween. 

It can be surprising to hear that a wildfire which sparked in early June is expected to keep burning for four more months – however, Thomas Kyle-Milward with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said this is not entirely abnormal. 

“It’s certainly not

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