Goodell Fire Hwy Closures Near Newhalem

Due to the Goodell Fire near Newhalem, Washington, State Route 20 remains closed, both eastbound and westbound, between Thornton Creek Road (milepost 118) and State Route 153 (milepost 204).  No detour is available.  This is the latest update posted by the Washington State Department of Transportation on 08/20/2015 at 11:05 AM on their Traffic Alerts website.

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 burning for safety reasons, and to provide room on the …

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 the situation. A fire burning on the north side of …

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 throughout Whatcom County that started over the Fourth of July …

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 is less than 20% contained. It is north east of …

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 for input late Sunday night. No injuries or property damage were …

Celebrate Safely during 4th of July Holiday

(Whatcom County, WA) Especially due to the unusually dry weather conditions, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind all County residents to celebrate safely and responsibly during this 4th of July holiday. If you are planning on using your own fireworks, use only legal consumer fireworks and only …

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 it is illegal to possess or use fireworks within the …