Flames from a burn permitted by the DNR appear above the tree tops in a photo taken Thursday, March 15, 2019, from the 2700 of Willeys Lake Road east of Custer.
Flames from a burn permitted by the DNR appear above the tree tops in a photo taken Thursday, March 15, 2019, from the 2700 of Willeys Lake Road east of Custer. Bobby O'Neill Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
Flames from a burn permitted by the DNR appear above the tree tops in a photo taken Thursday, March 15, 2019, from the 2700 of Willeys Lake Road east of Custer. Bobby O'Neill Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

David Rasbach joined The Bellingham Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news. He has been an editor and writer in several western states since 1994.