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8/18/16 RED FLAG WARNING  is in effect from Thursday 8/18/16 until Friday 8/19/16. The burn ban is still in effect. Be careful with recreational fires and hot work during this warm, windy weather A Red Flag Warning means that critical Fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Dry, hot and windy conditions can contribute to active fire behavior. In Western Washington, significant growth on existing fires has historically taken place under such conditions. Once the Red Flag Warning expires, background fire danger due to dry fuels will remain. However, the weather will be less of an aggravating factor.


  • Affected area: Fire Weather zone 650. Fire Weather zone 653. Fire Weather zone 654. Fire Weather zone 656. Fire Weather zone 657. Fire Weather zone 658. This includes the west slopes of the North Cascades, the Northwest Interior Lowlands, the Northeast and Southeast Puget Sound lowlands, and the Central and South Puget Sound lowlands.
  • Wind: Northeast to north 10 to 18 mph. On exposed ridges the wind will shift to the northeast to East late tonight and Friday and will increase to 15 to 25 mph on exposed ridges.
  • Humidity: falling to 10 to 20 percent during the afternoon hours today and Friday. Humidity will recover to 40 to 60 percent below 1000 feet Thursday night and Friday morning but will remain below 40 percent on exposed ridges above 1000 feet.
  • Impacts: critical Fire weather conditions are expected through at least this evening and are likely to continue into Friday evening.



8/05/2016 There is a group going around town saying they are from the local fire department and are here to check your smoke detectors. This is a scam to try and sell you fire alarm equipment. We are more than happy to come and check your smoke detectors for free if we are invited. Members of the department will show up in a department vehicle in uniform or some sort of department issued clothing. If you are unsure if someone who comes to the door is a firefighter, you can call us at (360)793-1335.


7/30/2016 Effective August 1st the Snohomish County Fire Marshal has instituted a burn ban. Recreational fires in approved fire pits less than 3 feet in diameter are allowed. See the press release from the Fire Marshal for more information.


7/1/2016 Have a safe and happy Independence Day! Remember that fireworks are illegal in the city limits of Gold Bar. Outside of the city limits including Moonlight Dr and May Creek Tracts, firework are only legal on July 4th from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Leave 911 open for actual emergencies. To report illegal fireworks call 425-407-3999


6/30/2016 Got 100 Feet? Defensible space around your home is paramount to wildand fire prevention. has more details on creating a 3 zone perimeter of landscaping around your home to help protect it in a wildfire


6/25/2016 The latest edition of the Fire Bell newsletter is available here.


If there is an immediate threat to life or property contact 911

If you require the fire department to respond for a non-emergency contact (425)407-3999


For all other business contact:

Snohomish County Fire District 26

501 Lewis Ave

P.O. Box 376

Gold Bar Wa, 98251



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