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After setting new rainfall records for June in multiple cities in the Puget Sound region, the traditional warm summer coupled with longer days and dry weather, is returning to our area.
As the weather continues to warm and land dries out, brush fire risk will increase. In 2021, Washington state recorded the hottest and driest year on record. With North Bend’s proximity to the Cascade Mountains and surrounding nature comes an increased risk for wildland fires. But by working together residents can make their property – as well as their neighborhoods – much safer from wildfires.
You can make a difference starting today. There are simple low-cost changes you can make around your home and your landscape to increase wildfire safety.
Wildfire Risk Reduction Tips:
More information can be found at www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Firewise-USA