It’s So Dry Washington’s Rain Forest Is on Fire!
Over 600 acres of the Olympic Peninsula (home of the Hoh Rain Forest) are on fire near Port Angeles. It's the worst fire on the peninsula since 1951 when the Great Forks Fire burned 30,000 acres (yes, it's THAT Forks).
The region has been in the news lately because of efforts to reintroduce salmon to the Elwha RIver.
Experts assessing the fire say the worst is yet to come when the East Side, which is dryer and hotter, sees its first fires.