Aug 24, 2015

Washington's biggest fire in history could burn until it snows this fall

Okanogan, WA
USA
by
Andrew Freedman
,
Mashable
A tree is engulfed in flames during a controlled burn near a fire line outside of Okanogan, Wash., on August 22 2015. Photo: Ian Terry, The Herald, AP
A tree is engulfed in flames during a controlled burn near a fire line outside of Okanogan, Wash., on August 22 2015. Photo: Ian Terry, The Herald, AP

The Okanogan Complex wildfire in Washington State has become the largest wildfire in state history, burning more than 400 square miles and counting, beating another fire that earned the dubious title just last year...The fire, which has now surpassed last year's Carlton Complex blazes, is one of at least a half-dozen large blazes burning across Washington, where a federal disaster declaration has been issued and firefighting assistance has arrived from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, in addition to state and federal assets on the ground and in the air