LAFD Stop Fire in Tracks

Los Angeles, California

LAFD fire crews battled an early Saturday morning fire in the 3100 block of West 59th Street in Los Angeles, California.

Units BC18, BC706, E266, E294, E57, E66, E94, RA266, RA866, SQ21, T66, T94, CH9, 12 were dispatched at 0023 PT to a row of carports fully engulfed behind a row of 2-story apartment buildings.

About 49 LAFD fire units responded to the Hyde Park area taking about 28 minutes to put the fire out and stopping fire from spreading to two exposure buildings. Unfortunately, multiple vehicles were damaged.

No injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported.

Cause and the total amount property damage is under investigation and has not been released as of yet.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog- Updated 10/31/2020 0120 PT

WA WILDFIRE | BADGER CANYON FIRE | BENTON CO | 3 | FINAL

BADGER CANYON FIRE

UPDATE 3 | FINAL

Photo Credit | Richard Olson (used with written permission)

Fire caused by individuals target shooting then fleeing the scene after the fire started. The BCSO office is investigating. A tip line has been set-up. BCSO non-emergency line #509-628-0333. Case #BCSO #20-11999.

UPDATE 2

7/24/2020 2300 PT | 250 acres unknown containment status. Fire burned both sides of Badger Canyon Road on both 99 and 95 Private Roads. No structure were damaged or destroyed.

UPDATE 1

7/24/2020 2100 PT

A wildfire is burning on Badger Canyon Road x 99 Private Road, southwest of Benton County; west of Kennewick and south of Wenatchee.

Fire started on July 24, 2020, around 1730 PT. Cause is said to be target shooting near homes in the area.

Resources en route or on-scene represent the following Fire Departments :  Benton County FPD2, BCFPD4 (3 wildland engines and Duty Chief), Franklin County FD3, FCFD5, Kennewick FD, Pasco FD, Richland Fire and Emergency Services and West Benton Fire Rescue.

80 acres and growing.  Fire fuels include grass and brush. Area closures due to traffic control by local enforcement.  Structure protection around homes are in effect.  South end of the fire has been contained.

FIRE HISTORY

BADGER CANYON has had its share of wildfire incidents under this command name . Over the years, here are some of the incidents that have occurred.

Do you notice a pattern of when wildfires are happening in this area? We do.  They seem to be mostly occurring in July each year. Must be just a coincidence.

7/21/2018 | Fire above Badger Canyon.

10/17/2017 | Badger Canyon Fire possibly started by a residential burn that was not fully put out.  Fire off of Dallas Road and Badger Canyon.

7/6/2014 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon closes WB at Dallas Road, near Benton City.  Fire burns 500 acres.  Started by ATVs.

Photo Credit | Franklin Co. Fire District #3

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7/23/2013 | 2-acre fire on Badger Canyon and Dallas Roads.

7/4/2013 | Brush fire along Webber Canyon Road in Badger Canyon near Benton City. Cause was undetermined.

6/11/2013 | Fire threatens home near Badger Canyon. Brush fire that has become wind-driven. Homes are threatened. Evacuatons were in effect.  A Red Cross shelter is set-up at the Highlands Middle School in Kennewick.  Fire burned 9 square miles.

7/24/2012 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon. Power outage in local areas.

6/29/2012 | National cover fire in Badger Canyon. Fire Danger is high and no burning is allowed.

Photo Credit | BCFD #1

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4/23/2012 | Natural cover fire on Badger Canyon Road and Cellars.

8/26/2010 | Brush fire called the Badger Canyon Fire is burning on Badger Road in Badger Canyon. This is near the Dallas Road exit.

7/22/2010 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon. Named the Badger Canyon fire near Dallas Road is contained after burning 80 acres.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 2 | 0000 PT – 7/25/2020 1200 PT

 

WA WILDFIRE | BADGER CANYON FIRE | BENTON CO | 2

BADGER CANYON FIRE

Photo Credit | Benton County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE 2

7/24/2020 2300 PT

250 acres with an unknown containment status.

The fire is said to have burned both sides of of Badger Canyon road on both 99 and 95. No structures were damaged or destroyed.

Fire caused by an unknown number of individuals shooting targets.  They were last seen leaving the area shortly after the fire started.  The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for tips, photos or information by calling their non-emergency number at 509.628.0333. Reference BCSO #20-11999.

Badger Canyon will be closed until midnight tonight but expected to open soon thereafter as fire resources are still on-scene mopping up.

Photo Credit | Richard Olson (Facebook) – used with written permission

No description available.

BADGER CANYON has had its share of wildfire incidents under this command name . Over the years, here are some of the incidents that have occurred.

Do you notice a pattern of when wildfires are happening in this area? We do.  They seem to be mostly occurring in July each year. Must be just a coincidence.

7/21/2018 | Fire above Badger Canyon.

10/17/2017 | Badger Canyon Fire possibly started by a residential burn that was not fully put out.  Fire off of Dallas Road and Badger Canyon.

7/6/2014 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon closes WB at Dallas Road, near Benton City.  Fire burns 500 acres.  Started by ATVs.

Photo Credit | Franklin Co. Fire District #3

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7/23/2013 | 2-acre fire on Badger Canyon and Dallas Roads.

7/4/2013 | Brush fire along Webber Canyon Road in Badger Canyon near Benton City. Cause was undetermined.

6/11/2013 | Fire threatens home near Badger Canyon. Brush fire that has become wind-driven. Homes are threatened. Evacuatons were in effect.  A Red Cross shelter is set-up at the Highlands Middle School in Kennewick.  Fire burned 9 square miles.

7/24/2012 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon. Power outage in local areas.

6/29/2012 | National cover fire in Badger Canyon. Fire Danger is high and no burning is allowed.

Photo Credit | BCFD #1

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4/23/2012 | Natural cover fire on Badger Canyon Road and Cellars.

8/26/2010 | Brush fire called the Badger Canyon Fire is burning on Badger Road in Badger Canyon. This is near the Dallas Road exit.

7/22/2010 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon. Named the Badger Canyon fire near Dallas Road is contained after burning 80 acres.

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UPDATE 1

7/24/2020 2100 PT

A wildfire is burning on Badger Canyon Road x 99 Private Road, southwest of Benton County; west of Kennewick and south of Wenatchee.

Fire started on July 24, 2020, around 1730 PT. Cause is said to be target shooting near homes in the area.

Resources en route or on-scene represent the following Fire Departments :  Benton County FPD2, BCFPD4 (3 wildland engines and Duty Chief), Franklin County FD3, FCFD5, Kennewick FD, Pasco FD, Richland Fire and Emergency Services and West Benton Fire Rescue.

80 acres and growing.  Fire fuels include grass and brush. Area closures due to traffic control by local enforcement.  Structure protection around homes are in effect.  South end of the fire has been contained.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 2 | 0000 PT – 7/24/2020

 

WA WILDFIRE | BADGER CANYON FIRE | BENTON CO | 1

BADGER CANYON FIRE

UPDATE 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Badger Canyon Road and 99 Private Road. Southwest Benton County, west of Kennewick and in south of Wenatchee.

“Fire is south of West Richland in Badger Canyon. We are not ordering evacuations in the City at this time and do not believe the fire will be a threat to us.” – Benton Co. FD #4

CAUSE

Fire started from target shooting near homes on Wednesday, July 24, 2020.

Photo Credit | Franklin Co District #3 | Badger Canyon Fire on 7/6/2014

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RESOURCES

Dispatched 1755 PT. DIV-602, E841 on-scene

  • Benton County FPD2
  • BCFPD4 (3 wildland engines and Duty Chief)
  • Franklin County FD3
  • FCFD5
  • Kennewick FD
  • Pasco FD
  • Richland Fire and Emergency Services
  • West Benton Fire Rescue

CURRENT STATUS

  • 80 acres and growing. Grass and brush.
  • Area closures due to traffic control under local Law Enforcement.
  • There is a north-south dozer line in the Canyon.
  • Structure protection in effect due to threats to homes.
  • South end of the fire has been contained.
  • Fire is south of PR 99.
  • Crews have been able to hold the fire.

“Losing light this evening. Structure protection to remain in place. To mop-up up to 100-feet of the structures.” – Badger Canyon IC

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 1 | 7-24-2020 2100 PT

 

Wildfire Sit Reps | Alaska | July 23, 2020 | AM Update

This is the Official report of Smoke Checks and Wildfires that are currently burning or have been put out on Thursday, July 23, 2020.  This is the morning update.

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========== ON-GOING WILDFIRES ==========

ISOM CREEK FIRE.  State lands. AKAKS Lead Agency. 12,139 acres. Unknown containment status. Human-caused. North Stars crews continue with rehab and hose pulling activities. Fully staffed fire.

========== MONITORED WILDFIRES ==========

There are currently 48 wildfires for a total of 35,190.5 acres that are being monitored only with some fires reported from an early time frame of May 4th until today’s date.

========== CONTAINED, OUT WILDFIRES ==========

BODENBURG FIRE.  Private property.  Started 7/5/2020. Human caused. 0.2 acres. Out 7/22/2020.

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Wildfire Sit Reps | Washington State | July 22, 2020

This is the Official report of Smoke Checks and Wildfires that are currently burning or have been put out on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, for the State of Washington.

========== NEW SMOKE CHECKS ==========

PACIFIC PARK DRIVE

West Pacific Park Drive.  Spokane County.  AR25, 7407, 7410. Dispatched 1515 PT. En route 1516 PT.  NE Communications Center.

========== NEW WILDFIRES ==========

No new wildfires have been reported.

========== ON-GOING WILDFIRES ==========

BERTSCHI ROAD FIRE

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Bertschi Road and 2 miles south of Glenwood.  Klickitat County. 250 acres. 80% contained. Start  7/16/2020. Minimal fire behavior. Creeping and smoldering.  Area/trail/road closures in effect.

WA DNR AHTANUM CREW-15 CREW-83 FUELS-21 SE-LAWSON resources still assigned to this incident.  312 total personnel. 4 crews, 26 engines and 1 helicopter. $2.3 Million CTD.

=== PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ===

FIRE PREVENTION

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Wildfire Sit Reps | Nevada | July 22, 2020

This is the Official report of Wildfires that are currently burning, contained or are out on this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, for the State of Nevada.

FIRE FACT | There were 13 new wildfires reported in the last 24 hours. – NIFC

============ NEW WILDFIRES =========

COTTONWOOD FIRE

USFS – Humboldt-Toiyabe NF. IMT Type 2 (GB Team 6).  35 miles east of Pahrump. Short grass. Moderate fire behavior.  Short runs, creeping and smoldering. Communications infrastructure and structures threatened. Area/roads/trail closures in effect.

Photo Credit | USFS – Humboldt-Toiyabe NF

2,834 acres. 5% contained. Minimal fire growth overnight.  173 personnel. 2 crews, 11 engines and 5 helicopters. $500,000 CTD.

======== ONGOING WILDFIRES =========

BIG SUMMIT FIRE

BLM – Ely District.  17 miles NE of Panaca, along the Nevada-Utah state line near Hamilin Valley, Utah.  IMT Type 2 (GB Team 5). Detected 7/13/2020. Timber, brush and short grass.

Minimal fire behavior. Isolated torching and creeping. 100% containment status is due to be reached this evening.  Started in Nevada and quickly burned into the State of Utah.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

Big Summit Fire, July 15

8,461 acres. 91% contained. 473 personnel. 12 crews, 16 engines, 5 helicopters. $6.4 Million CTD.  1 structure lost.  Command will transition back to the District on Thursday under the command of a Type 4 IC.

CEDAR FIRE

Elko County. 15 miles south of Elko. Timber, brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior.  Single-tree torching and short crown runs. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Photo Credit | BLM – Nevada

Firefighters are currently using heavy equipment and air support resources to contain the fire and working towards the objective of reaching a 100% containment status soon.  Continuing fire suppression efforts using direct attack remains fully engaged with ground and air support on the southern portion of fire and patrolling of current contained areas.

Fire is moving away from the Twin Bridges and Lucky Nugget communities.

6,000 acres. 30% contained. 258 personnel. 8 crews, 10 engines and 2 helicopters. $750,000.

STEWART CANYON FIRE

BLM – Ely District.  14 miles east of Alamo and 90 miles north of Las Vegas.  Timber, brush and short grass. Lightning caused. Start 7/19/2020 12:15pm. Minimal fire behavior.  Isolated torching and creeping.  100% containment is expected to be reached on Sunday, July 26, 2020.

12,710 acres. 25% contained. 219 personnel. 5 crews, 12 engines and 5 helicopters. $750,000 CTD.  No private property or structures are threatened.

========== CONTAINED WILDFIRES ==========

SHAFTER FIRE

20 miles NW of Wendover. Elko County.  3,141 acres. 100% contained. 105 personnel with 4 crews, 1 engine and 1 helicopter.  $829,000 CTD.

=== PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ===

DRONES

“Even a tiny drone can cause a serious or fatal accident if it collides with firefighting aircraft. In most situations, if drones are spotted near a wildfire, firefighting aircraft must land due to safety concerns. This prolongs firefighting operations; in many cases, wildfires become larger when aircraft are not able to drop fire retardant, water, monitor wildfires from above, or provide tactical information to firefighters. Homes and other values at risk could burn needlessly, firefighters or others could be injured, or worst of all, a fatal accident could occur.” – BLM Fire and Aviation

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HEAT AND YOUR HEALTH

“With temperatures in the high 90’s and low 100’s this weekend, remember to stay hydrated and give yourself a way to stay cool whether you are out working or playing this weekend.  This is to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses.” – US NWS – Elko, NV

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/22/2020 1415 PT

Wildfire Sit Reps | Washington State | July 21, 2020 | PM Update

This is the Official report of Smoke Checks and Wildfires that are currently burning or have been put out on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, for the State of Washington.  This is the evening update.

========== NEW SMOKE CHECKS ==========

NEW – Unnammed

No location. NE Communications Center. Dispatched 2103 PT. Incident #NES-1670.

No location. NE Communications Center. Dispatched 2103 PT. Incident #NES-1669. Dupe CAD call??

========== NEW WILDFIRES ==========

COUGAR FIRE

Yelm. Thurston County.  1 acre. Brush, timber, slash. Viklund (IC). DNR32, E8203, E8207, Eide, Excavator1 and Williams on-scene. Dispatched 1604 PT.

FOX RIDGE FIRE

East Olympia. Thurston County.  0.5 acres. Grass, brush and slash. Brunton (IC). E8304 and 8310 on-scene. Dispatched 1716 PT.

========== CONTAINED, OUT WILDFIRES ==========

183RD FIRE

Rochester. Thurston County. 0.1 acre. Grass and brush. Sheets (IC). Dispatched 1404 PT. Contained/controlled 1450 PT. Patrol status.

BLACK SAND FIRE

Winchester Wildlife Area. Grant County.  0.25 acres. Grass and brush. Horness (IC). Dispatched 1141 PT. Contained 1322 PT.  Controlled 1503 PT. Central WA Communications Center.

GRANITE HILL FIRE

North Campbell Road. Spokane County. 0.2 acres. Grass, brush, timber. AR 26 (IC), AR 7405. Dispatched 1349 PT. Resources on-scene 1359 PT. Contained 1600 PT. Out 1900 PT. NE Communications Center.

GRANITE LINE FIRE

East Granite Lane. Spokane County. 0.15 acres. Grass, brush and timber. 7401 (IC). Dispatched 1302 PT. Contained 1414 PT. Controlled 1650 PT.  NE Communications Center.

NETTLETON FIRE

South Nettleton Lane. Spokane County.  0.01 acre. Grass, brush, reproduction, timber. 7405 (IC) Dispatched 0735 PT. Contained 0736 PT. Controlled 1100 PT.  NE Communications Center.

SUNRISE 4 FIRE

Orting. Pierce County.  0.5 acre. Slash. Justo (IC). Dispatched 1412 PT. Turned over to WFS.

TRITAN COVE FIRE

Olympic Region. 0.1 acre. Brush. Van Delden (IC). Dispatched 1139 PT. Contained 1419 PT. Controlled 1450 PT.  In patrol status.

=== PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ===

FIRE PREVENTION

“With hotter, drier weather on the horizon, everyone needs to take extra caution.  About 200 of this season’s wildfires were caused by escaped debris burn piles.  Please help protect your neighbors, communities and our firefighters. ”

– WA DNR’s Hilary Franz, July 17, 2020

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BURN RESTRICTIONS

Go to WA DNR’s site at burnportal.dnr.wa.gov to check out current burn restrictions and bans.  #KnowBeforeYouBurn

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CAMP FIRES

“Campfires are a significant cause of wildfires around the State.  Don’t start campfires in windy weather or dry conditions, keep fires small and manageable at all times.  Never leave a campfire unattended.” – WA Fire Marshal

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/21/2020 2125 PT

Wildfire Sit Reps | Nevada| July 18, 2020

This is the Official report of Wildfires that are currently burning or have been put out on Saturday, July 18, 2020, for the State of Nevada.  This is the evening update.

FIRE WEATHER REPORTS

“More of the same can be expected next week. Highs in the 90’s to near 100. Dry and warm weather seems to be locked in.” – US NWS Elko, NV

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========== ONGOING WILDFIRES ==========

BIG SUMMIT FIRE

17 miles NE of Panaca, along the Nevada-Utah state line near Hamilin Valley, Utah.  Detected 7/13/2020.

Photo Credit | BLM Nevada

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8,602 acres in ctricially dry grass, brush and pinyon-juniper vegetation.  15% contained. 337 total personnel, 4 Type 1 crews. 9 Type 2 hand crews, 6 engines, 4 dozers, 1 Type 1 helicopter, 2 Type 2 helicopters and 2 Type 3 helicopters.  Great Basin Team 5 (Type 2 IMT) assumed command 7/17/2020 at 0600 PDT.

1 structure lost.

$4.2 Million cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment costs.

SHAFTER FIRE

20 miles NW of Wendover. Elko County.  Extreme fire behavior. Running, torching and flanking.

Photo Credit | Bureau of Land Management – Nevada (BLM NV)

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3,130 acres. 10% contained. 93 personnel. 2 crews, 9 engines and 1 helicopter. $200,000 CTD. Start 7/17/2020.

========== CONTAINED, OUT WILDFIRES ==========

EDGEWATER FIRE

Edgewater Drive x Spring Creek. IC:  Kizer.  Dispatched 1434 PDT. Contained/controlled 1801 PDT. 2.46 acres.

NORTH LENA FIRE

East of Fish Spring, Pinenuts. B3362, 3665, 621, 3901 and 3902 dispatched at 1716 PDT.  Forward progression stopped.  Units released. BLM assumed command of final mop-up operations at 1834 PT. This is on Federal lands. 1 acre of pinyon and juniper.

RATTLE FIRE

Rattlesnake Mountain. Washoe County. TM BC30 IC. 7.95 acres.  Dispatched 0239 PT.

=== PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ===

DRONES

“Even a tiny drone can cause a serious or fatal accident if it collides with firefighting aircraft. In most situations, if drones are spotted near a wildfire, firefighting aircraft must land due to safety concerns. This prolongs firefighting operations; in many cases, wildfires become larger when aircraft are not able to drop fire retardant, water, monitor wildfires from above, or provide tactical information to firefighters. Homes and other values at risk could burn needlessly, firefighters or others could be injured, or worst of all, a fatal accident could occur.” – BLM Fire and Aviation

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HEAT AND YOUR HEALTH

“With temperatures in the high 90’s and low 100’s this weekend, remember to stay hydrated and give yourself a way to stay cool whether you are out workin gof playing this weekend.  This is to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses.” – US NWS – Elko, NV

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/18/2020 2145 PDT

Wildfire Sit Reps | Washington State | July 18, 2020 | PM Update

This is the Official report of Wildfires that are currently burning or have been put out on Saturday, July 18, 2020, for the State of Washington.  This is the evening update.

========== NEW SMOKE CHECKS, WILDFIRES ==========

HIGHBRIDGE FIRE

WILDFIRE.  Sunset Boulevard.  Spokane County.  Disaptched 1955 PT.  0.01 acre. Limited information.

MILLER RANCH 

SMOKE CHECK.  Miller Ranch. Lincoln County. Dispatched 7/18/2020 1717 PT. BC 601.  Resources on-scene 1944 PT.

========== ONGOING WILDFIRES ==========

BERTSCHI ROAD FIRE

10 miles NW of Klickitat, off of Bertschi Road south of Glenwood in Klickitat County.  70 miles ENE Portland, Oregon.  WA DNR. 294 acres. Brush, slash and timber. Fire activity still in the northeastern portion of the perimeter. Start 7/16/2020.  Dispatched 1346 hours PT. Cause unknown.

Resources include AHTANUM BATT-602 CREW-15 CREW-83 DOZER-KLIC E-4104 E-4206 E-4302 E-4404 E-4504 FUELS-21 FUELS-51 H-0CB SE-ESCOBAR SE-JAMES SE-LAWSON SE-MILLER.   IC:  Chad James.  Central WA Interagency Communications Center.

========== CONTAINED, OUT WILDFIRES ==========

YACHT CLUB FIRE

Lincoln Rock. Chelan County.   IC: Steady.  0.25 acres of grass. Dispatched 1239 PT. Contained/controlled 1542 PT. Central WA Communications Center.

=== PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ===

FIRE PREVENTION

“With hotter, drier weather on the horizon, everyone needs to take extra caution.  About 200 of this season’s wildfires were caused by escaped debris burn piles.  Please help protect your neighbors, communities and our firefighters. ”

– WA DNR’s Hilary Franz, July 17, 2020

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BURN RESTRICTIONS

Go to WA DNR’s site at burnportal.dnr.wa.gov to check out current burn restrictions and bans.  #KnowBeforeYouBurn

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CAMP FIRES

“Campfires are a significant cause of wildfires around the State.  Don’t start campfires in windy weather or dry conditions, keep fires small and manageable at all times.  Never leave a campfire unattended.” – WA Fire Marshal

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