- Posted July 21, 2014 by
Washington Wildfire Destructs More Than 95 Homes
The wildfire near the David Lake, Washington state resulted into a huge smoke on Saturday morning. Lightning, driven by strong wings, caused the wildfire race through the rural areas of north central Washington, destructing more than 95 homes on Thursday and Friday, as reported by Frank Rogers, the Sheriff of Okanogan County.
Strong winds pushed the wildfire in the state, taking it to new directions in the state. According to the statements of the officials, no injuries or deaths have been reported. Moreover, only one house was destructed overnight by the wildfire caused by lightning.
More than 260 square miles had been blackened by the wildfire, destroying the beauty of Methow Valley located in the northeast of Seattle. The wildfire calmed down near Pateros, destroying more than 95 homes. However, evacuations were already made to protect people of the location.
Rogers said, “It’s just starting to run out of places to burn. The wind is just howling up there.” The fire went to the north side direction, closer to Winthrop; however, the winds have been strong enough to blow the active fire in different directions.
Some of the residents wore surgical masks to protect their lungs from the harmful smoke created by the fire.