Department of Natural Resources: Warm weather could mean return of smoke-filled skies

Department of Natural Resources: Warm weather could mean return of smoke-filled skies

May 8, 2019
KIRO

You can get a nice view of Mt. Rainier and the Cascades from Point Ruston in Tacoma while enjoying clear skies and warm, dry weather. But according to the state Department of Natural Resources this warm spell could mean an early return of the smoke filled skies of last summer's wildfires.

“Right now, we’re preparing for the worst,” said George Geissler, the Washington state forester and deputy supervisor for wildfire and forest health at DNR. Geissler said fire season in Washington is beginning earlier every year. The warm spell people are enjoying now is helping create a wildfire threat we usually don't see until mid- to late summer.

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