Reporter - Tom McNamara

Jul 23, 2014 11:36 PM

Washington wildfires take nasty turn

Washington - Mother Nature resisted firefighters battling the worst wildfires in Washington state history Wednesday as crews fought through thunderstorms that authorities said could make matters even worse.

The massive fire - called the Carlton Complex Fire because it's the spawn of several fires that merged into one enormous blaze - spread over a quarter-million acres of north-central Washington on Wednesday. It was 52 percent contained Wednesday night as crews made significant progress along the fire's east and south sides.

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