Following an approach from the BBC, the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (ABIM) has agreed to get involved in a new television series The Great British Bake-Off to be screened next year. The series will follow 10 passionate amateur baking fans who will compete in a ’bake-off’ contest to be crowned UK’s Best Amateur Baker. ABIM is to contribute some of its expertise in the field. The programme is currently in the early stages of production and the BBC has said it will begin filming in May 2010. As well as the competition element of the ’bake-off’, the programme will also look at the history of baking in Britain.
GOLDENDALE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a fast-moving wildfire near the Columbia River in the Sundale area burned one home and is threatening approximately 40 others.Klickitat County Emergency Management said in a news release that a wildfire on Monday afternoon grew quickly, spreading west and south toward the area of Sundale.As of Monday evening, authorities say the fire had burned about 3,000 acres, prompting either mandatory evacuations or notices for to be ready to evacuate for some 20 to 30 residences.Old Highway 8 has been closed from Washington State Route 14 to Sundale Road and officials were urging the public to avoid the area.The Red Cross has opened a shelter in Goldendale for people affected by the fire.