Wildfire Anxiety Builds In Vulnerable Regions In Pacific Northwest05:35
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An area burned in the Carlton Complex fire is visible on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, along Highway 20 near Loup Loup Ski Bowl, east of Twisp, Washington. (Megan Farmer/KUOW)
An area burned in the Carlton Complex fire is visible on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, along Highway 20 near Loup Loup Ski Bowl, east of Twisp, Washington. (Megan Farmer/KUOW)

While it's been a wet spring in most of the country, things are looking dryer than normal in parts of the Pacific Northwest. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently declared a drought emergency for two regions in the north-central part of the state, triggering anxiety for many people in surrounding communities — especially in the area that burned in the Carlton Complex Fire five years ago. It was the largest wildfire in state history. From KUOW in Seattle, Ashley Ahearn (@aahearn) reports.

This segment aired on May 8, 2019.

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