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Wildfire season is underway

Prevention measures to protect life and property are in effect until Oct. 15 on 13 million acres of DNR-protected lands


OLYMPIA – It may still be somewhat wet, but the wildfire season, which officially began April 15 as specified by state law, has already put Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) crews to work on over 20 forest fires reported this year on lands protected by DNR. 

Department officials remind people that the risk of wildfires can change rapidly during the spring when warmer, dryer weather occurs with increasing frequency. Wildfires can damage natural resources, destroy homes, and threaten the safety of the public and the firefighters who protect forests and communities. 


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