Smoke Ready Week, Day 5: Preventing Smoke

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We’ve reached the final day of #SmokeReady Week, focusing on “preventing wildfire smokes.” Every action we take to prevent wildfires helps to reduce smoke exposure.

This includes careful handling of fire, making sure to extinguish campfires thoroughly (when campfires are allowed) and not dragging chains while driving. It’s important to also stay up-to-date on the latest Burn Ban information. This time of year, fire-safety burn bans can be called by local, state, and federal fire protection agencies.

For more on local fire safety bans, contact your county fire officials. The DNR may also issue burn bans on state-protected lands. For information check the Burn Portal – WA DNR, or the Department of Ecology’s Burn Ban page.

Check ORCAA’s News Page to see the latest updates on Burn Bans.

Remember, preventing wildfires is everyone’s responsibility. Let’s all do our part to protect our communities and stay #SmokeReady.


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Dan Nelson

Communications/Outreach Manager