Wildfire preparedness for home landscapes

Steps to reduce the risk of home loss


August 16, 2023

The wildfires in Hawaii make it clear few locales are immune from the devastating effects caused by wildfire. Despite Western Washington’s wet reputation, we also are not immune to wildfires, especially during drier years. Here in Skagit County, we also are facing severe drought.

A recent climate impact study developed by the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group reported that the temperature in Washington has increased 1.5 degrees F in the last 20 years.

Firewise landscaping is an array of practices promoted by the National Fire Protection Association and others to create...

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