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Flash Flood Watch issued July 31 at 5:11PM PDT until August 01 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ON RECENT BURN AREAS FRIDAY... .BRIEF DOWNPOURS FROM ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS AREAS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED RECENT WILDFIRES. DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT IN THIS CASE. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY

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Exploding targets banned on national forests

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PORTLAND — The U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday banned exploding targets on all national forests in Washington and Oregon, blaming them on at least five wildfires which burned over 15,000 acres in the region since last year.

Forest Service officials said they caused at least two fires on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest last year: The Goat Fire near Pateros burned about 7,000 acres from Sept. 15 to Nov. 9; and a 120-acre fire in the Mud Creek area near Entiat, which grew to 10 acres in 10 minutes, and to 95 acres in just over an hour last October.

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