Wildfires Have Burned Large Territory Across West In Heat Wave
Wildfires raged across the West on Tuesday, especially in Washington State, where at least 60 homes have been burned and more than 28,000 acres between two national forests have been destroyed, according to Reuters.
Four hundred homes were evacuated in northwest Washington at the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains.
Governor Christine Gregoire declared a state of emergency in two counties.
More than a dozen wildfires burned in the West due mostly to a heat wave of temperatures over a hundred degrees.
Altogether, the fires have been 500,000 acres across Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California.