Photo credit: Washington State Department of Natural Resources
– “Most of Washington under high or very high wildfire risk”
“Several counties in Western Washington are now under a high wildfire risk, with no relief from the dry conditions in sight.”
“According to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources website, every county in Western Washington is under a moderate or high risk for wildfires, with no relief in sight.
Only Clallam, Jefferson, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties in Western Washington are under a moderate wildfire danger. All other counties in Western Washington are under a high wildfire danger.”
“The Washington State Patrol is also reminding drivers that tossing a cigarette from your vehicle could bring you a $1,025 fine. If the cigarette sparked a fire, those fire-fighting costs and damages could also be passed along,” by Jimmy Bernhard, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
– From Michael Jordan, Pacific Div. VP, American Red Cross:
“While early in the season, the American Red Cross is providing shelter and support to help people in the path of wildfires which have broken out in the Western U.S. Wildfires can spread quickly, giving little time to evacuate to safety. It is important to be prepared, learn how to keep your family and home safe during a wildfire.
“If you or a loved one is in need of assistance, here is how to get help now. Simple tools like the Red Cross Emergency App can provide safety alerts to people with disasters impacting their region as well as tips on how to stay safe before, during and after emergencies. From wildfires, to home fires and floods, the Red Cross is on the ground helping those in need.”