Hot weather can mean wildfire – even in King County

King County’s Firewise program is reminding residents that even in temperate western Washington it only takes a few hot sunny days to dry forests enough to catch fire. And, in windy conditions wildfires can get out of control quickly. Wildfires burn every year in east King County. Before wildfire strikes, homeowners in King County’s forested areas can help protect lives and property by creating a fire-adapted space around structures.

King County foresters offer free technical assistance and neighborhood-based workshops to help you spot wildfire risks on your property and understand what do about them. We provide individual consultations as well as neighborhood-based workshops and our popular Firewise coffee hours. We’ll bring the coffee. To learn more, contact Linda Vane with the King County Forestry Program.

This grilling season, the National Fire Protection Association tests your knowledge and demonstrates the proper way to use your grill safely to prevent fires.

The National Fire Protection Association produced a video that explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires, and the actions that homeowners can take to help their home survive the impacts of flames and embers.


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