East of Cascade Mountains in Washington State a wildfire rages on for the sixth day. Over 100 homes were destroyed and hundreds of residents were left without usable energy according to emergency officials.
At least 870 square kilometers of grasslands and dry timber were scorched since Monday. There are no serious injuries reported but less than 10 people are currently missing. It is possible that they cannot be reached because of the communication problems in the area. Transmission lines were damaged.
100 homes in the Pateros area were destroyed, mostly on Thursday, since flames hit the 650 residents town. The entire community was evacuated.
The emergency officials hope that slight cooling trends will help, together with the noticed rising humidity levels.
In the Pacific Northweast area there were 18 major fires burning on Friday. Washington and Oregon governors declared fire emergency.
The biggest fire in the region sparked as lightning hit the Buzzard Complex. A total of 575 square miles were destroyed and just one fifth of the fire was contained.