Schools to reopen after massive wildfires


(AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is preparing to reopen schools in some communities that were closed during the massive wildfires that scorched parts of western Washington and Oregon.

Officials in Tacoma, a town about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Tacoma, said Friday they are preparing to resume classes starting next week after the fires in western Washington, Oregon and southern British Columbia closed schools for the first time in three weeks.

Schools in the area that reopened Friday were expected to reopen Monday.

In the Tacomac area, schools in nearby Clark County reopened Friday after being closed for two weeks due to the fires.

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