Protecting Your Community from Wildfire

Did you know that nearly 85 percent of wildfires in the U.S. are caused by human activity? Rising temperatures and drier summers brought about by climate change also increase the risk of wildfire each year. Preventing wildfires is a community effort, so get informed and do your part.

Quick Tip Flyers for Reducing Wildfire Risk

There are things you can do to reduce the risk of wildfire in your community. Learn some quick tips on wildfire prevention.

Prevent wildfires when having fun outside

Fireworks safety

Campfire safety

Homeowners in Fire Prone Areas

Fire prone areas have higher risk for wildfires, making it even more important to be prepared. Be informed and proactive to make sure your home is protected when wildfires occur.

How to prepare for a wildfire

Defend your home from wildfire

Living with wildfire

Forest Landowners

If you own forested property in Washington State, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has programs to help reduce wildfire risk, improve tree health, and increase wildlife habitats.

Learn more about forest health assistance through cost-share opportunities

Wildland Fire Protection Strategic Plan

Developed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with input from local leaders and stakeholders, this plan is a blueprint for effective wildfire prevention in our state over the next ten years.

Learn more about the plan development process

Washington State Wildland Fire Protection Strategic 10-Year Plan

Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Local citizens, state and federal agencies create Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) based on the unique needs of each community. Read up on your CWPP and learn how you can contribute.

Plans sorted by county

Burn Restrictions

It’s your responsibility to know the rules about burning. Before lighting a fire, check for any burn restrictions and apply for a burn permit if necessary.

Burn bans

Burn restrictions

Track daily burn restrictions using DNR’s Burn Portal

Apply for a burn permit

Learn the state laws about burning

More Wildfire Resources

Map of wildfire risk in your county

Regional wildfire contacts

State Fire Marshall's Office

DNR’s Wildfire Twitter

Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention

Fire management assistance grants for public agencies