News Release

August 17, 2012

Fire Prevention Message

Media Contacts:
Sue McDonald, (509) 546-8355

The Pacific Northwest is facing an active and potentially dangerous fire season. As the weekend approaches, hot, dry weather and lightning over already dry fuels dramatically increase the likelihood for severe, fast-moving fires.

Every year, lightning-caused fires place a heavy demand on our firefighting resources, and put our wildlands, our firefighters, and our communities at risk. Fires caused through carelessness or negligence only increase the threat to life and livelihood, and place an even greater burden on already busy firefighters.  In an active fire season, we need our firefighters available and ready to respond.  Every fire that’s prevented helps firefighters remain available, rested, and safe.

As always, our highest priority remains public and firefighter safety. Help us achieve this goal.  Help our firefighters.  Help your neighbors.  Be careful with fire.