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Know fire danger in your area


Last updated 6/27/2018 at Noon

Disasters happen everywhere. We associate the Southeast with hurricanes; the Midwest with tornados; and the Northeast with winter storms; and in Washington, our disaster is wildfires. Just like with tornados, hurricanes and winter storms, wildfires have their season.

We are in the first month of wildfire season, which typically runs until October. While we have not had a wildfire in Mukilteo in a long, long time, you can see signs of it in certain old tree stumps.

This past winter, we had a higher than average snow load in the mountains. This spring, we also had a higher than normal rate...

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