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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Are you prepared for a long, hot and dry fire season?

High number of fires have officials predicting another smoky summer


Last updated 5/16/2019 at 9:25am

Enjoy the clear blue spring sky while you can. By all accounts, this year will be host to yet another hot, dry and smoky summer fire season.

“We’re already really dry,” Spokane County District 3 Division Chief Dustin Flock said. “The predictive outlook is higher than normal.”

He noted that moisture content is low in the area.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources, who is responsible for preventing and fighting wildfires on 13 million acres of public and private land, on May 9 updated the fire danger level from low to moderate in nearly all of Eastern Washington and...

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