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Originally published Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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Wildfire season expected to be worse than last year, state says

State officials are expecting a worse than usual wildfire season this year.


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The Washington Department of Natural Resources expects the wildfire season this year will be worse than average.

In a briefing to reporters Tuesday in Seattle, officials said dry, warm weather is expected from June into August. There’s an increased potential for significant fires earlier in the season than last year.

In 2013, there were 764 wildfires on state-protected lands that burned nearly 200 square miles.



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