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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.

IF YOU ARE UNDER A WILDFIRE WARNING, GET TO SAFETY RIGHT AWAY

  • 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.