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Dry conditions cause extreme wildfire hazard

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asks the public to be cautious, alert and aware of burn restrictions across Washington state. The fire forecast for most of the western U.S. calls for hot and dry weather to continue into the fall.

While the likelihood of fires is high, resources available to fight fires are stretched thin. The National Interagency Fire Center has moved the National Wildfire Preparedness Level to the highest level, PL-5, indicating that fire suppression resources are becoming scarce.

To learn more about the national preparedness levels, go to the National Interagency Fire Center website at www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/fireinfo_prepLevels.html.

How to report a wildfire:

Please call 9-1-1 to report wildfires or unattended campfires.

In Washington state, you may also report forest fires by calling 800-562-6010.

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