CLE ELUM, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency across all Washington counties Saturday evening due growing wildfire concern.
KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2wvXSWB ) that families around the town of Cle Elum, about 83 miles (133 kilometers) southeast of Seattle, were still being evacuated due to the so-called Jolly Mountain fire.
The fire has grown to 28 square miles (72.5 square kilometers) and was zero-percent contained Sunday morning.
Inslee said hot and dry conditions will make battling fires more of a challenge.
Nearly 1,000 residences have been evacuated under level 3 –the most urgent level– and about 1,200 are under level 2 evacuation notices.
There’s also a wildfire burning near Mount Rainier.
Some fear the Norse Peak Fire could threaten the Crystal Mountain Ski area.
A third blaze, the Uno Peak Fire, has forced the closure of the South Navarre Campground and trails in Lake Chelan.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/