central washington wildfire

A firefighter works to put out hotspots left by the Taylor Bridge Fire near Cle Elum,. The fire, which started last Monday, has burned more than 22,000 acres. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Washington and Other Western States Finding Fires to be Costly

Many states, including Washington, are being hit hard by this season’s wildfires. State fire officials project that they will spend about $19.8 million on emergency fire suppression activities in the current fiscal year that ends next June.

CBS Seattle–08/23/2012

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