Category: Wildfires

Another Smoky Summer? Protecting Your Assets During Wildfire Season

Wildfires are now common in Washington starting as early as April and extending through mid-October.  Many firefighters were surprised when over 50 wildfires broke out this year in March in typically wet western Washington. Although many of the fires are on public land, our state is experiencing more fires that also burn private property. More… Read more »

Preparing for Washington Wildfire Season | Yakima Wildland Fire Attorneys

It’s summer in Central Washington, and wildfire season has begun.  In 2016, nearly 500,000 acres burned as a result of wildland fires in Washington and Oregon.  The cost of wildfire suppression last year totaled over $1.6 million, but the damage to forests, wildlands, fencing, and structures far exceeded this amount. Though there were a few… Read more »

Protect Yourself During This Difficult Fire Season

The early predictions were right: 2015 has been and continues to be a particularly menacing fire season. Record-setting high temperatures, dry conditions, and low snowpack in the mountains have created ideal conditions for both natural and man-made fires. Although a statewide burn ban is in effect for the state of Washington, too many fires are… Read more »

It’s April, and Wildfire Season Begins in Central Washington

This week’s high-70’s temperatures and less than normal snowpack conditions in the mountains signals another potentially threatening wildfire season in Central Washington. According to climatecentral.org, “there are more large fires burning now [in the West] than at any time in the past 40 years, and the total area burned each year has also increased. Although… Read more »