We're nearing the peak of the wildfire season, but things are going pretty well so far according to Public Lands Commissioner Hillary Franz. On tuesday, Franz gave an update on the wildfire season so far, along with meteorologist Matthew Dehr, who said rains that hit western Washington on Monday significantly reduced the fire danger there. But on this side of the Cascades, we weren't so lucky:
Commissioner Franz said the state is better prepared to meet the fire danger this year than it has in the past:
Franz said having air support and dozers strategically placed around the state means they are able to respond to fires much quicker, establish container lines faster and keep the size of the fires to under ten acres.