Wildland Fires

With hotter and drier summers, wildland fires and wildfire smoke are increasingly common in western Washington. Wildfires burn every year in east King County. There are steps you can take to be informed in the event of an emergency and also to mitigate the risk to lives and property. This page shares resources about emergency alerts, wildfire locations, air quality, and actions you can take.

Sign Up for Alerts 

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ALERT King County helps you stay informed about potential hazards and threats that impact your area. Register your physical address(es), email address(es), and phone number(s) to receive important safety information in an emergency. Sign-up is free.

Stay connected with alerts from the City of Snoqualmie through Nextdoor, social media, e-news, and more. 

Stay Informed on Wildland Fires

Fire Map - The Western Fire Chiefs Association Fire Map shows active and recent wildland fires in the western United States and Alaska. Fire Chief Mark Correira is a board member of this organization.  

Inciweb - Read about specific fires across the U.S. 

Learn the Latest Air Quality 

Keep up-to-date with the latest air quality and recommendations to stay healthy. 

Washington State Air Quality Index  

National Air Quality Index 

Preparation: Local and State Resources

King County Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy Prepared in July of 2022, this document discusses ways to keep wildland urban interfaces safe. The City of Snoqualmie is part of this strategy.

King County Wildland Fires. Contains tips on keeping your home safe.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Provides fire information statewide.  

Preparation: Federal Resources

Ready for Wildfire. How to prepare a defensible space for wildfire mitigation.  Make Your Home Firewise contains additional information on home safety. 

Preparing for Wildfires. Have a plan for this and other emergency situations. 

Causes and Risks of Wildfire. Learn common causes along with ways you can prepare. Includes online training.