Fire Evacuees In Washington And California Return Home

By: AP
By: AP

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- It's unclear what some people will find when they get there but hundreds of people in Washington and California who fled out-of-control wildfires are being allowed to return to their homes.

Meanwhile, some residents of rural central Idaho were told to head in the opposite direction as blazes continued to burn throughout the West.

In Washington, a 22,700-acre fire about 75 miles east of Seattle was 40 percent contained late Friday. Firefighters hope to have the fire contained Sunday.

But the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for high wildfire danger in effect through Saturday night on the east side of the Cascades. In addition to the hot, dry conditions, there's a chance for dry thunderstorms Saturday evening with lightning that could start more fires. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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