The fire danger for Grey Rocks Trail Race in Washington – among the dozens of other axed races in the state – came amid the historic heatwave in the Pacific Northwest. It created hot, dry conditions that could instantly trigger a catastrophe if dry brush or grass were to be met by the smallest ignition. That means people driving up to the starting line of the race could easily cause a fire on a narrow forest road – with no escape routes. Trail Runner

 

 

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