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Washington State Battles Wildfires In Parched, Hot Conditions04:01
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The foundation and chimneys from a destroyed home continue to smolder from a wildfire that raced through the area the night before, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
The foundation and chimneys from a destroyed home continue to smolder from a wildfire that raced through the area the night before, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
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The wildfire season is off to an early and fierce start in Washington state. Strong winds and 100-degree temperatures sent one fire in the central part of the state skipping through a subdivision, sparing some homes and burning others to the ground. Hundreds of firefighters have been called in from around the state to try to bring the blaze under control.

After a winter with limited snowfall and an unusually warm spring, large sections of Washington are parched and at high risk for wildfires. Rowan Gerety, a reporter at Northwest Public Radio joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about the heat in Washington.

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This segment aired on June 30, 2015.

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