Wild fires have started to pop up across the Evergreen state. As personal injury attorneys, we are concerned that the fires may start impacting roads across the state.
We decided to look into some of the reports and report on it so our readers know what to expect.
According to a series of reports, at least 11 brush or wildfires have required the attention of firefighters across Washington this past Sunday.
The first fire report came from near the town of Mabton outside of Yakima. It was reported just after 3 pm. Even after burning more than 5,000 acres, the fire continued to burn. The incident prompted the Washington State Patrol to dispatch a type 3 incident management team to fight the fire.
While homes were under threat, authorities did not report any evacuations.
Another fire broke out in Snohomish County. According to officials, the fire started in a remote area northeast of Darrington and that it burned about 20 acres. While the fire started near Suiattle River Road, no structures were threatened.
Officials are still working to ensure that the fire is being contained.
Another fire also broke in Thurston County but officials were able to contain it.
The brush fire started in the median of Interstate-5 near milepost 111. The fire was ignited by a vehicle fire, reports say. Thankfully, fire crews were able to contain it quickly and the fire did not spread any further.
Here's the second NB I5 fire near Marvin pic.twitter.com/fh1BskVFW3
— WSDOT Tacoma (@wsdot_tacoma) July 31, 2017
Another fire in the hills of Okanogan Forest, on the other hand, is far from contained.
As the hot weather makes it difficult for the fire to be contained, a Diamond Creek Fire continues to burn and has been burning for a week. By Sunday, the fire had already consumed over 5,000 acres of land. Unfortunately, only 10 percent of the fire had been contained by Sunday.
As crews fight hard to put an end to it, they claim that the fire was probably caused by a person or a group of people.
As many of these wildfires remain out of control, it’s important that drivers pay attention to the reports so they know which roads are impacted. Before leaving the house, make sure you are aware of whether a route you take is being impacted by a wildfire or not. Also, drive safely to avoid accidents that could lead to fires.