central washington wildfire

Stock photo of a US forestry firefighter (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

‘Mind Blowing’ Flames Destroy Homes In Central Washington

The wildfires hit parts of central and eastern Washington over the weekend as the state is struggling with a severe drought. Mountain snowpack is at extremely low levels, and about one-fifth of the state’s rivers and streams are at record low levels.

06/29/2015

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