Wildfire Safety Fs 2021a
Summer Fire
Summer, 2018 a fast-moving wildfire breaks out in the Southridge area of Kennewick, destroying homes and upending lives.
Summer is wildfire season in the Pacific Northwest.  Every year, wildfires hit our region.  Although many fires are caused by lightning, people cause many of them.  This summer as you are out and enjoying our great outdoors, please be careful.
Now, here is some other information to help keep you and your family safe.

Wildfires can ruin homes and cause injuries or death to people and animals. A wildfire is an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as a forest, grassland, or prairie. Wildfires can:

  • Often be caused by humans or lightning.
  • Cause flooding or disrupt transportation, gas, power, and communications.
  • Happen anywhere, anytime. Risk increases with in periods of little rain and high winds.
  • Cost the Federal Government billions of dollars each year.


  • Leave if told to do so.
  • If trapped, call 9-1-1.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Use N95 masks to keep particles out of the air you breathe.

Evacuations lifted for northeast WA fire; 80 acres burned

Shot from video sent by Kent HendersonSPOKANE, Wash. — All evacuations have been lifted for the Janes Fire burning in northwest Spokane. At last check, the fire – which is burning on W. Janes Lane near Airway Heights – had burned 80 acres. About six structures were threatened, but none ended up damaged. Nearly 80 firefighters from several districts across…