Join Chelan County Fire Chief, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz and others
Information released by Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Chelan Fire & Rescue
Wildfire season is upon us. A panel of fire professionals, including Chelan County Fire Chief Brian Brett, and Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, are offering a webinar to provide tips and answer questions about the threat of wildfire.
The free webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 1, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. You can register for the webinar here.
Officials indicate there will be a brief presentation followed by an open forum for questions regarding wildfire preparedness. They indicate that successful firefighter response can be greatly aided by communities and homeowners who follow firewise guidelines. And the underlying message is helping prevent fire whenever possible.
Continue reading for additional information from Chelan Fire & Rescue
Chelan Valley Wildfire Season
- Wildland fires are any unplanned fire that burn in forests and other wildlands – such as shrub or grass – or in our case sagebrush.
- How are wildland fires started?
- Wildland fire can be started by weather events, such as thunderstorms, but nearly 85% are human caused.
Chelan poses an additional challenge to wildland firefighting: have you heard the term “Urban Interface”?