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We may only be in the first week of summer, but we're already several weeks into wildfire season. In Washington state, there have already been 600 fires that have burned more than 17-thousand acres so far. Public Lands Commissioner says nevertheless, they're ready for what's to come:

Franz says the state has gotten almost twice as many trucks to local fire districts this year as they did last year, plus Department of Natural Resources crews have done a good job working on the forest floor, getting rid of underbrush along with dead and dying trees:

But Franz reminds that everyone can play a part in reducing the risk of wildfires, and she says it can start at home:


Franz says even though her crews are ready, it's going to be a tough fire season, more like what we saw in 2021 than last year.

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