Prepare for Wildfire
Please check with local authorities before lighting any fire.
While more and more Washingtonians are making their homes in woodland settings, they face the very real and growing danger of wildfire.
Every year across our nation, some homes survive - while many others do not - after a major wildfire. Those that survive almost always do so because their owners had prepared for the eventuality of fire, which is an inescapable force of nature in fire-prone wildland areas. For advice on the basics of preparing, see the guide 'How to Prepare for a Wildfire.'
DNR works to help our state become more resilient to the wildfire threat through its Community Wildfire Protection program, by providing Firewise and homeowner education, encouraging preparation and working to reduce forest fuel.
If you are interested in viewing data for community wildfire protection, wildland-urban interface, and Fire Communities planning, check out our Fire Prevention and Fuel Management Mapping System.
Cost-share opportunities for Central and Eastern Washington are available to non-federal owners of fewer than 5,000 acres of forestland seeking to improve forest health and reduce the threats of wildfire and bark beetle damage.
Living with Fire is a helpful guide for homeowners to learn to live in a natural fire environment.
Defend Your Home from Wildfire: flyer in English & Spanish