August 11, 2014
DNR bans all outdoor burning
Those who start or spread fires subject to civil and criminal penalties
OLYMPIA – With dangerously hot and dry weather driving fire danger to a new high, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding the current statewide burn ban to cover all outdoor burning on all DNR-protected lands, with no exceptions, the agency announced today. Continue reading
On the evening of the 8 Aug. an engine from White Salmon was deployed to the Rowena Fire to assist with the initial fire fighting effort. The assembled crew consisted of volunteers from the three local fire departments White Salmon, Bingen and Fire District 3. Eng. 9 was assigned to structure protection in the Rowena area and remained on scene until relieved the following morning by Oregon fire fighting crews.
The following are some links for updates on the Rowena fire.
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Klickitat County Emergency Management purchsed a mass notification system from Everbridge in 2013. Continue reading