Twenty minutes earlier, this crumbling, charred mess was a backyard garden shed! PEMCO and firefighters from Washington's Kittitas County Fire District No. 7 teamed in a controlled burn to show just how quickly flames can swallow a structure caught in a wildfire's path.
A friendly reminder: August is prime wildfire season across the Northwest, and until our fall rains dampen the threat, you'll want to keep things "Lean, Clean, and Green." Check out the tips below and visit our "Don't Get Burned" website for links to updated fire resources like burn bans, air quality updates, and state highway closures in Washington and Oregon.