Wes Atwood, Branden Campbell, Shayla Adkins and Joshua Scott work to put out a hot spot May 18, 2016, at the Hot Shot fire outside of Oso. Drier and hotter summers are likely to bring more wildfires to Western Washington, county and state officials warn. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Wes Atwood, Branden Campbell, Shayla Adkins and Joshua Scott work to put out a hot spot May 18, 2016, at the Hot Shot fire outside of Oso. Drier and hotter summers are likely to bring more wildfires to Western Washington, county and state officials warn. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Wildfires risk expected to increase on Washington’s westside

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