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Weather service warns of high fire danger

(AP) — The National Weather Service is warning of a high wildfire danger from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday evening in most of Eastern Washington and parts of eastern Oregon.

Forecasters have issued a red flag warning because of expected breezy winds and low relative humidity.

The warning area covers Spokane and Pullman, plus Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Yakima, Moses Lake, the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla in Washington; also The Dalles, Hermiston and Pendleton in Oregon.

The most critical time will be from 2-8 p.m. today. The National Weather Service warns that any fire that starts could spread rapidly.

There’s a small chance for dry lightening across the Palouse tonight and early Thursday, the weather service said.


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