Fire alert issued

The National Weather Service is issuing a fire weather warning for the area through tomorrow due to high winds and low humidity.

Winds are expected to reach 20 MPH and humidity is expected to drop to 11 to 20 percent, officials report.

The affected area includes the Lower Columbia Basin.

The warning means conditions are prime for wildfire.

The concern is also due to the region’s unseasonably warm temperatures.

It comes just days after four fires last Thursday burned several hundred acres in the Yakima Valley.

The warning is also timely, as Gov. Jay Inslee will be in Union Gap from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow for a listening session in the Yakima County Emergency Management building, 2403 S. 18th St.

Inslee wants to hear public comment about state lands management and how the state is handling wildfire.


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