Prepare for Wildfire

Burn Ban in effect on all DNR-protected lands

Effective August 2, DNR has banned all outdoor burning statewide. (See the Commissioner's Order from Hilary Franz). Extreme wildfire danger is increasing, and the ban on campfires is beginning to grow in many portions of Washington. Some campfires may still be allowed in approved fire pits within some designated state, county, municipal, or other campgrounds. Please check with local authorities before lighting any fire.  For specific information, see our list of acceptable and unacceptable burning.
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.
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
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