Washington DNR predicting challenging 2021 wildfire season

In April alone, Washington state saw over 220 wildfires compared to 160 wildfires last April.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is predicting a challenging wildfire season after a worse than average spring.

In April alone, the state saw over 220 wildfires compared to 160 wildfires last April. Most of those fires were caused by humans.

“We are urging people to take steps to please not create any spark, everything from debris pile burns to campfires,” said Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

The 10-year average for April is around 53 wildfires, according to Franz.

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