Texas wildfires( worst in history )

by Jaya and Hallie

Wildfires

Wildfires can occur anywhere, but are common in the forested areas of the United States.Some of the reasons we have wildfires includes lightning, human carelessness, valcano eruption, or arson.

How to prevent forest fires website.

DNR staff work statewide to raise awareness about the high percentage of human-caused fires. In Washington State, the majority of wildfires (85%) are human-caused.

These prevention efforts are aimed primarily at adults—people living in or near the woods; debris burners; occasional campers; hunters; hikers; and those who use fireworks.

2020 Strategic Plan for Wildland Fire Prevention

Wildfire prevention

  • don't start an unintended fire;
  • never walk away from a smoldering campfire. If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave;
  • be a responsible homeowner and take the necessary and appropriate measures to protect you and your neighbors;
  • make your home more resistant to wildfire if you live in or near the woods.

Listed below are some of the ways DNR works to inform the public about fire prevention

  • Firewise Training
  • One-on-one contacts with homeowners
  • School Programs
  • Fair Exhibits
  • Printed Materials
  • Signage
  • Press Releases
  • Radio and TV spots
  • Wildfire Awareness Week in May

Statewide Assessment and Strategy


Arson Hotline
Arson Alarm Foundation
1-800-552-7766

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Contacts

Resource Protection Division
General Questions & Information
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1300
Fax 360-902-1757
RPD@dnr.wa.gov

Arson Hotline
Arson Alarm Foundation
1-800-552-7766


Files

Campfire Safety Flyer (107KB PDF)

Wildfire Prevention Tip Card (129KB PDF)

Fireworks Flyer (84KB PDF)

Protect Your Home from Wildfire (94KB PDF)

Prevent fires while enjoying outdoors (98KB PDF)

Living with Fire (3,594KB PDF)

Prepare Your Home for Wildfire - Firewise (7,460KB PDF)


Related Links

Keep Current with DNR

  • DNR Fire on Twitter
  • DNR Fire on Flickr


  • Other Resources

  • Map of Escaped Debris Burns 2008-2010
  • Firewise Program
  • Smokey Bear


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