Crews gain ground on Washington state wildfire as residents assess damage →
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Crews battling the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history had more than half the 10-day-old blaze contained on Thursday as displaced residents began assessing damage in a dozen fire-ravaged communities. The 250,000-acre Carlton Complex fire east of the Cascade Mountains was 52 percent contained after a strong rainstorm on Wednesday helped stop the spread of flames, fire officials said. “The weather respite will allow resources to make advances in the next few days.” Evacuation orders were still in effect in two rural communities, while residents of about 10 cities and towns in the Methow Valley, 120 miles northeast of Seattle, began returning home to survey damage and begin cleanup. The Washington state fire was of special concern to emergency teams because it scorched a path through a well-populated region.
If you’re from Washington State or the Pacific Northwest, you’ve probably heard about the Carlton Complex Fire that’s affecting Eastern Washington. The wildfire is only 14% contained, and has burned about 400 square miles 250,00 acres, more than four times the size of Seattle making it the largest wildfire in the state since record-keeping started. About 150 houses have been lost, and 1,200 houses have been evacuated in 12 towns.
If you want more information on the fire here is a link http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/21/washington-wildfire-largest-in-state-history/12973931/
I’m making this post because I hope some of you may be able to donate to the Red Cross where the money will go to the family’s affected by the fire. Please remember that anything will help. Here is the link to the Red Cross’s Site: http://www.redcross.org/cm/kingnwcn-pub
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