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Stewart Mt. Fire in Mop-up Status Says DNR

(Whatcom County, WASH) The Stewart Mountain fire is being reported by DNR as under control and in mop-up status. Fire is now 50% contained as per DNR media contact. Causes of the fire remain under investigation. Stay clear of areas … Continue reading

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Stewart Mountain Fire

(Whatcom County, WASH) The Department of Natural Resources continues to fight the Stewart Mountain Fire. As of 10 AM, the fire is now 50% contained as per DNR media contact. Whatcom County EOC is not activated but continues to monitor … Continue reading

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Whatcom County Fire Update

(Whatcom County, WASH) As of 4PM 7/6/15, this is an update of the Whatcom County’s July 4th fires. Whatcom County EOC is not activated but continues to monitor the situation.  The Department of Natural Resources continues to monitor four wildfires … Continue reading

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Stewart Mt. Fire Updates

(Whatcom County, WASH) You can follow Stewart Mt. fire updates on Twitter using the hashtag : #StewartMountainFire . As of 11AM 7/6/15, reports state it has grown from 5 acres to 20 acres overnight. Nearest home is a mile away.It … Continue reading

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Update on Weekend Wildfires

As of 9AM 7/6/15, Bellow you will find an update on the fire activity that has occurred in Whatcom County over the weekend. Whatcom Unified Emergency Management Duty Officer assistance was not requested over the weekend, other than one phone call … Continue reading

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Governor Proclaims a State of Emergency

(Olympia, WASH) Due to the current and forecast weather and fire fuel conditions across Washington, Governor Inslee has proclaimed a State of Emergency in all of Washington’s 39 counties effective today 6/29/15).    

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Celebrate legally and safely on Independence Day

In response to community concerns about illegal fireworks, the Bellingham Fire and Police departments are once again planning for education and enforcement activities to ensure a safe and legal Independence Day.  It is important for our residents to understand that … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2015

To the Departed, those who served, and the community…we remember this Memorial Day.

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May is Volcano Awareness Month

. This is a great time learn more about Mt. Baker .Mt. Baker lies approximately 30 miles east of Bellingham. Whatcom County is also close to Glacier Peak. Both are active volcanoes with a history of eruptions. Volcanoes present multiple … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and CPODs

People are asking what would happen if a Nepal type earth quake happened in Whatcom County? On April 28th members of the Community Points of Distribution system (CPODs) participated in a table top exercise that simulated the activation of the … Continue reading

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