Originally posted on Q13 FOX News:
PATEROS, Wash – Crews fighting the Carlton Complex fire in north central Washington are beginning to make progress on that fire, helped by Mother Nature and a steady drizzle.
Tuesday morning authorities said the Carlton Complex Fire, the largest fire in the history of Washington, fire was 16 percent contained.
The largest previous wildfire was the Yacolt Burn Fire at 238,000 acres in 1902.
Still the fire that was more than 100 miles long had grown to 250,136 acres in size. The number of resources on the ground grew as well and now includes around 2110 firefighters and fire personnel.
The Carlton Complex fire was sparked by lightening one week ago. At least 185 homes so far have been destroyed by the fire. One person died of a heart attack while trying to protect his home.A Q13FOX News reporter holds up a before and after picture of a home burned…
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