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People living in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), where homes and other structures are built in or near woodland settings or forests, face the danger of wildfire. Wildfires can be ignited by escaped debris burning, the careless tossing of a cigarette, an unattended campfire, or from natural causes like lighting, and they spread fast.
Current Wildfire Danger Map
We are introducing a well-known Pacific Northwest mystery into our wildfire prevention marketing. Known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Bigfoot is a protector of the wilderness and his “home”, and we are encouraging residents to take action to prevent wildfires.
Prepare your home for wildfire
Fire season requires residents to be at an increased awareness for the dangers of wildfire. Your local fire agency takes every precaution to help protect you and your property from fire. During a large wildfire, there may not be enough fire engines or firefighters to defend every home.
Your local law enforcement agency orders evacuations. If you feel threatened by a wildfire, do not wait for an official evacuation order.
There are three levels of evacuation.
If you are advised to evacuate, take your emergency supply kit, lock your home, and choose a route away from the fire hazard. Watch for changes in the speed and direction of the fire and smoke. Tell someone when you left and where you are going.
Remember the eight Ps in case an immediate evacuation is required: people, pets, personal computer, prescriptions, paperwork (important documents), pictures, phone (cell), and plastic (credit/bank cards).
Fire and Life Safety Education Division
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