A wildfire on Konnowac Pass claimed over 1,000 acres and between 75 to 100 firefighters were on the scene. A number of homes near by had to be evacuated. Living a little too close for comfort, I whipped out my phone and tried to capture it on video.
With COVID-19 restrictions and the Yakama Nation announcing today that it will not allow sales of fireworks on the reservation in 2020, along with other towns canceling their shows, you might be wondering if it is still a go in Moxee this year.
The top three days for house fires caused by candles are Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. By following these simple suggestions, you can greatly decrease the risk of possibly life-threatening fire hazards:
Janet Pierce, with the State Department of Natural Resources, says forecasts are calling for warm and dry conditions for the summer of 2019, so her department is preparing now for what could be another rough fire season.