When Fire Threatens

If you are warned that a wildfire is threatening your area, listen to your radio for reports and evacuation information.

If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

If you are sure you have time, take steps to protect your home.

If you should become trapped in a wildland fire remember you cannot outrun a fire. If you are outdoors crouch in a pond or river. Cover your head and upper body with wet clothing. If water is not around, look for shelter in a cleared area or among a bed of rocks. Lie flat and cover body with wet clothing or soil. Breathe the air close to the ground through a wet cloth to avoid scorching your lungs or inhaling smoke.

Washington State Military Department, Emergency Management Division