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The Fire Season has ended and this site will no longer be updated!

While fire activity has picked up slightly, fire season is not in full swing. We will start maintaining much of this site on May 1st, 2021!

You can still use the map for situational awareness regarding current fire locations, lightning, rain forecasting and the like, but it will not reflect current statistics. Contact the WA DNR Fire Intel team for more information.  




 IMPORTANT SEASONAL INFORMATION

Spring is considered the time of year where people start the process of cleaning up after winter storms, creating fire safe zones around their homes, and dispose or burn debris. Did you know that last year 80% of DNR’s statistical fires were caused by humans?  Did you know that last year 33% of human caused fires are associated with debris burning?

Tips for burning safely:

  1. Plan on burning when fire risk is at its lowest (usually late fall and winter).
  2. Fire can spread any time of year, so only burn when weather conditions are favorable (low winds, high humidity, low temperature). Do not burn on windy days
  3. Check before you do any burning. Do you have to have a permit? Are there restrictions in your town that don’t allow for any burning, regardless of how small your pile is?
  4. Always have water and tools available in case your debris pile gets out of control.
  5. Clear an area around your debris pile of at least 10 feet to prevent it from escaping. Keep piles away from powerlines, fuel tanks, and structures!
  6. Keep debris piles small, feeding additional debris only when the pile has burned down to a smaller footprint.
  7. Do not leave debris burning unattended. Make sure it is DEAD OUT before you leave the site.

For more information regarding DNR burn permits, see https://www.dnr.wa.gov/programs-and-services/wildfire/outdoor-burning/burn-permits. Otherwise, contact your local fire authority.