Nov 10, 2015

Central Washington Holds Summit To Take Stock Of Worst Fire Season In History

Pateros, WA
USA
by
Rowan Moore Gerety
,
Northwest Public Radio
"We don't have to be victims of fire," presenters argued at the Wildfires and Us Summit in Wenatchee Monday. ROWAN MOORE GERETY / / NORTHWEST PUBLIC RADIO
"We don't have to be victims of fire," presenters argued at the Wildfires and Us Summit in Wenatchee Monday. ROWAN MOORE GERETY / / NORTHWEST PUBLIC RADIO

The summer of 2015 was the worst wildfire season in Washington state history: three young firefighters died and hundreds of homes burned in blazes that sent more than a million acres up in smoke. For residents of central Washington, a gathering on Monday offered the first chance to come together and ponder the future in a region likely to see more and bigger fires in years to come.