Do not attempt to re-enter the area until firefighters have declared it safe. It was 0 percent contained as of June 17, located nine miles west of Vantage, Washington and 99 miles east-southeast of Kent, Washington. Fires continue to cause issues during the hot, dry summer months in Oregon and Washington as the month of August begins. Be careful when cooking outdoors or using gas-powered equipment on dry, windy days. If there is time—close all windows, vents and doors, and remove lightweight curtains. How we protect ourselves from wildfire smoke is going to be different with COVID-19. A massive wildfire ripping through a “unique, untouched pine forest” on the Greek island of Evia was described as a “huge ecological disaster”. As of December 22, 2019[update], over 7,860 fires have been recorded according to Cal Fire and the US Forest Service, totaling an estimated of 259,823 acres (105,147 hectares) of burned land. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the average global temperature in the summer of 2019 was 1.71 […] Choose a route away from fire hazards. Here are the details about … Fires in 2019 (Updated 11/22/19) 2019 was predicted to be a year that would be well above average in the number of wildfires that occurred, as well as with the severity of those fires, in the state of Washington. This season is … All outdoor burning is discouraged at this time. Talk to your neighbors about wildfire safety and working together during a wildfire. Is the state ready for another fire season? This assessment was written on the basis of noting that the state has recently been seeing consistently destructive fires more often than ever before.[9]. Smoke from even a small fire can aggravate respiratory conditions and negatively impact people who are already suffering from the effects of COVID-19. Store in easy-to-carry packs. They have added up to the worst fire season on record. [3][4], The 243 Command Fire was the first large fire of the season. You can take action now that can help save lives and help prevent or reduce damage caused by wildfires. Washington Wildfires; For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus situation, please visit our COVID-19 page. (However, if you feel threatened, do not wait to leave.). Designate a “safety zone” in case all evacuation routes are burning. See current wildfires and wildfire perimeters in Washington on the Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center Wildfire Map. A Large Fire, as defined by the National Wildland Coordinating Group, is any wildland fire in timber 100 acres or greater and 300 acres or greater in grasslands/rangelands or has an … [80] A small brush fire ignited in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles County on October 21. Yolo County's Sand Fire is largest", "PG&E power lines cause of wildfire near King City: Cal Fire", "Cow Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System", "Springs Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System", "Tucker Fire in Modoc County unintentionally ignited by vehicular traffic", "Tucker fire grows to 14,000 acres, becoming largest blaze in California this year", "Tucker Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System", "W-1 McDonald Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System", "Long Valley Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System", "R-1 Ranch Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System", "Walker Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System", "Full Containment Reached On Briceburg Fire", "Evacuations lifted as Los Angeles fire threat eases; 2 confirmed dead in Sandalwood blaze", "Caples Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System",, "Kincade Fire Caused By PG&E Equipment, Cal Fire Says", "Kincade Fire: 2,000 people evacuated, 16,000 acres burned", "Kincade Fire in Sonoma County grows to 10,000 acres, evacuation orders expanded", "Kincade Fire now 30 percent contained, grows to 76,825 acres overnight - SFGate", "Kincade fire, biggest in county history, has scorched an area 3x the size of Santa Rosa", "Getty Fire Burns 618 Acres, Destroys Multiple Homes After Erupting in Sepulveda Pass", "Raging Easy Fire threatens Reagan Library as Getty, Kincade fires continue assault on California", "SoCal Edison: power line may have started fire", "Ronald Reagan Presidential Library escapes damage from Easy Fire amid 'extreme red flag warning, "Hillside Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System", "Edison turned power back on just before Maria Fire started", "Ranch Fire's acreage changes due to better mapping, increased containment", "Ranch Fire recalculated to 2,500 acres, containment increases",, "UPDATE: Acreage burned in Cave Fire reduced", "#CaveFire near Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County is 3,126 acres and 40% contained.