Fire officials are bracing for an early and severe wildfire season, with fires already starting to burn on the west side of the Cascades. The Department of Natural Resources is dealing with two wildfires in Western Washington, one in Lewis County and once in the Capitol State Forest west of Olympia. The Dog Mountain Fire in Lewis County is currently put at about ten acres, burning in a 100-acre area near the eastern end of Riffe Lake. DNR says that this fire is putting up a large amount of smoke, visible across Lewis and Cowlitz Counties. They say this fire a severe logistical challenge, burning in steep terrain with strong east winds. The C-Line Fire is burning in Grays Harbor and Thurston Counties, covering about 60 acres on state-owned lads. The cause of both fires remains under investigation.