The reason for this is large amount of dry timber
. The area of fire is more than 1500 m2.
"The budworm changes the composition of the forest, it denudes the trees and leaves behind huge areas of standing dead and dry timber
. Most of those trees don't get harvested, they don't go to the sawmill, profits aren't made."
With sweltering temperatures and prolonged drought that has created huge areas of dry timber
, the forecast for the remainder of 2.016 remains dire.
The Twisp-area fire, part of a larger cluster of fires dubbed the Okanogan Complex, has burnt 7,873 acres (3,194 hectares) of rural brush and dry timber
about 115 miles (185 km) northeast of Seattle since erupting on Wednesday, said Rick Scriven, a spokesman authorized to speak about the blaze.
The so-called Twisp River fire has roared through 16,000 acres (6,475 hectares) of rural brush and dry timber
about 115 miles (185 km) northeast of Seattle since erupting on Wednesday.
A cluster of lightning-sparked blazes that merged days ago into a conflagration dubbed the Carlton Complex has scorched at least 336 square miles (870 sq km) of dry timber
and grasslands in north-central Washington since Monday, officials said.
My walls became steeped in knowledge and laughter, Young voices ingrained into every dry timber
Even at this late stage I hope, perhaps forlornly, that the US will step back from a course of action that in the dry timber
box environment of the Middle East could lead not only to a regional but global conflagration with Russia, China and Iran becoming embroiled in a World War III where there would be no winners only an uninhabitable planet.
The fire has grown so large and is burning dry timber
and brush with such ferocity that it has created its own weather pattern, making it difficult to predict in which direction it will move.
The forest enterprise and new sawmill have enabled forestry and agricultural students to work together to chip 60 tonnes of dry timber
for cattle bedding, as well as 140 tonnes for the campus''s biomass boiler to heat its main building for the whole of next winter.
Berlant said the fire that started on Friday was caused by a spark from a person shooting at targets and was fuelled by dry timber
that had not burned for 100 years.