Our top posts from October: Wildfire was the ‘hot’ topic

Articles about wildfire were among the most frequently viewed blog posts last month on Ear to the Ground.

Severe fire conditions we have not seen in our lifetimeTable Mountain Fire
Washington State had no measureable rain in August and just experienced the third-driest September on record. Read more

Brush fire sparked by burn barrel; yes, they are illegal!
The use of burn barrels in Washington is illegal, and outdoor burning is a leading cause for wildfire ignitions across Washington as a homeowner on Fox Island learned recently. Read more

Bonfire left to burn, only to be someone else’s problem
In early October, during record dry conditions and high fire danger, DNR employees and volunteers came upon a large campfire that had not been put out. Read more

Forest Road Survival Guide
Before you head into the outdoors, make sure you know the rules of the road so you and others will stay safe on forest roads.  Read more

Walker Valley reopens in time for the weekend!
After closing while crews supressed a nearby wildfire, this popular spot for offroad vehicles re-opened. Read more

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