A fire that started Saturday morning near Wenatchee, Wash., is now burning more than 30 square miles in rugged terrain. Five homes have been consumed in the blaze and the residents in another 60 are being told to evacuate.
It's one of nearly two-dozen major fires now burning across the Northwest.
Forecasters predicted a higher-than-normal fire season this year in parts of the region, and so far it's right on target.
In southern Oregon, Governor John Kitzhaber authorized bringing in structural firefighters to protect homes threatened by a large complex of fires.