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Fire Management

Prescribed Fire

Prescribed burn in a forest

Fire is one of the most important natural processes across the West. After many years of fire exclusion, a dry ecosystem that needs periodic fire becomes unhealthy. Trees are stressed by overcrowding; fire-dependent species disappear; and flammable fuels build up and become hazardous. However, the right fire at the right place at the right time helps maintain healthy forests, communities and watersheds.

Real-time fire updates and maps: 

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Interactive Map: see below

 Prescribed fire map legend

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Current Fire Information


Fire Prevention

Much of Eastern Washington is a fire adapted landscape. Do your part to make your home and community fire adapted as well. MORE

Okanogan-Wenatchee Fire Management Websites and Information