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Extreme heat this weekend brings fire threat to state

 

Last updated 7/6/2021 at 1:27pm



With potentially dangerous levels of heat predicted for this weekend, the Red Cross has wildfire safety top of mind. Parts of Washington are already in an excessive heat watch, posing an increased risk of fire danger.

Experts predict 2021's wildfire season could be extremely dangerous due to the severe drought occurring over much of the western half of the country, and the American Red Cross is urging everyone in the Northwest Region to get ready now. 

"After back-to-back years of record-breaking wildfires, this year it's more critical than ever to get ready now," said Alex Dieffenbach...



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