Posts Tagged ‘lightning’

High Fire Danger Today, Several Small Starts From Lightning

A cold front rolling over North Central Washington is causing lightning strikes, worrying fire officials. Bolts streaked above west and north Wenatchee early this morning. Chelan County District #1 and State DNR fire crews responded to several small starts up Horse Lake Reserve and Burch Mountain. A Red Flag Warning and Fire Weather Watch are…

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Lightning Causes Nearly 30 Fires On Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

This weekend nearly 30 fires were reported on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest – 24 of them were caused by lighting. Marcus Bellissimo reports an Incident Management Team took over managing firefighting efforts on the Cougar Creek Fire this morning. The fire is estimated at 250 acres, burning in heavy timber, snags, and logs in steep…

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