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June breaks record as warmest, fanning fears of more fires

Seanna Oliver, of Seattle, and her pooch Booger take a break from the heat with a refreshing float on Lake Union on Wednesday. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times)
Seanna Oliver, of Seattle, and her pooch Booger take a break from the heat with a refreshing float on Lake Union on Wednesday. June was the warmest on record for the Seattle area, and weather forecasters said July is shaping up to be just as warm and dry. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Hot, dry weather is posing a heightened fire risk on both sides of the Cascades as Independence Day weekend approaches.

Mike Oase, left, and Joel Lopez unload Tanner crab onto the sorting table at the Icicle Seafoods plant in Petersburg, Alaska, Friday, Feb.

Seattle-based Icicle Seafoods sold

Icicle Seafoods of Seattle, a major player in the North Pacific fishing business, has been sold to two buyers, with an Indonesian food company acquiring some operations. Updated

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 1:  Logan Morrison #20 of the Seattle Mariners slides into third base ahead of the throw to Yangervis Solarte #26 of the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Petco Park July 1, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Walker, Cano lead Mariners to rare second win in row

Thanks to the starting pitching of Taijuan Walker, the hitting of Robinson Cano and a Padres offense that made the Mariners’ attack look like a juggernaut, Seattle closed out its series at Petco Park with a 7-0 victory. Updated

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