OKANOGAN COUNTY, WA – This year may go down as the "Year of the Wildfire." Washington’s Okanogan County wildfire is now the largest in the state’s history.
State officials say the fire has burned more than a quarter of a million acres.
In central California, the Rough Fire near Fresno is growing after burning about 52,000 acres.
That’s an area about 2.5 times the size of Sugar Land.
Also in California, hundreds of homes are in danger from this fire near the Snow Summit ski resort in Big Bear, east of Los Angeles.
The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho says more than 27,000 firefighters in eleven states are battling 66 wildfires.
That includes 200 soldiers out of Fort Lewis in Washington State.
In all, wildfires cover more nearly 1.6 million acres. That’s about a half-a-million more acres than all of Harris county, on fire, and none contained.
Texas has two wildfires right now, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.
Those include the MK Fire in Kerr County, about 33 miles west of Kerrville, which threatens 8 homes and is around 75 percent contained.
The other is in San Saba county, northwest of Cherokee, affecting about 3,400 acres, and is about 90 percent contained.
Nothing like the 2011 wildfires that caused considerable destruction in Bastrop county. But a stray spark and lack of rain could turn a quiet season in Texas into another conflagration.