An early August wildlands fire on Chuckanut Mountain reminded CCA members of the importance of being vigilant and extra careful about fire safety. The Burnout Log Road fire began on the western slope of Chuckanut Mountain, some 4-6 miles south of the Chuckanut Crest area. As many as 130 firefighters worked on the blaze, assisted by 2 helicopters scooping water from Samish Lake and 2 bulldozers creating a perimeter around the fire. At this writing it appears the fire is coming under control. But in the case of future fires, homeowners are encouraged by the State Department of Natural Resources to do the following:
- Stay Informed. Check for the most updated information on the special Incident Information System website maintained by DRN and other agencies for updated information
- Check with Whatcom County Sheriff for any evacuation orders.
- Prepare a “go-bag” and keep it handy. Whether a fire, earthquake or other event, having a ready-to-go bag with your most critical valuables is always a good idea.