Fireworks and forests don’t mix

It only takes one small spark to start a catastrophic wildfire.
It only takes one small spark to start a catastrophic wildfire.

Happy Independence Day! As you head out to celebrate, DNR wants you to stay safe and prevent wildfires.

Although other states have been experiencing an active fire season for months now, July 4 is typically when Washington’s fire season kicks off.

Every year, Washington suffers from fires started by rogue fireworks. Remember, it’s illegal to discharge fireworks on all DNR lands. Also, currently, a statewide burn ban is in effect on all DNR lands.

Stay connected this wildfire season with real time updates on DNR’s Fire Twitter site.

Stay connected with DNR’s social media sites:

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To get information on wildland fires in other states, visit the InciWeb Incident Information System page.

If you live in an area at risk for wildfires, remember to visit Firewise.org and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for information on protecting your home and your family.

 

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