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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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