High wildfire danger in western Washington, Oregon

  • Thu Oct 4th, 2012 12:28pm
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Associated Press

SEATTLE — Dry east winds are bringing a higher risk of wildfires to most of western Washington and western Oregon.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for critical fire danger Thursday and Friday.

Forecasters say the winds, combined with low humidity, could cause any fire to rapidly spread out of control. The east winds should ease this weekend.