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By Anne Leigh Parrish
Ten years ago, you got four, maybe five fires a season, but that month
alone there'd been ten. Global warming was to blame. Some insect had moved
north and killed off the Douglas fir. When lightning struck, those dead
trees burned right away. A healthy, living tree was harder to ignite.
Most fires were small and insignificant, in remote, unpopulated areas. Now
the three dotting the mountains over the Methow Valley had merg…