Chuckanut Wildfire Threatens Homes in Whatcom County

Photo: Amber Miller
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Whatcom County, WA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources says a 30-acre fire is burning near Chuckanut Mountain in Whatcom County.

The fire was reported Tuesday afternoon and was around six acres. The fire grew overnight  to nearly 30-acres.  The fire has been dubbed the “Burnout Road Fire, as it is near Burnout Trail, a popular cycling and running trail.

Several  Fire Districts are assisting the Department of Natural Resources with the fire and additional resources are in route.

Authorities say the fire is threatening four homes in the area.

There have been no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

There is an active “red flag warning” in Western Washington. A red flag warning, also known as a Fire Weather Warning is a forecast warning issued by the United States National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wild land fire combustion and rapid spread.

 

Photo Courtesy of Amber Oehlman Miller

 

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Chris Nelson
I'm a long time Skagit County Resident. I believe in doing the right thing and helping others when you can.

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