Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Wildfire prevention measures start with landscaping

Early dry season warrants for preparedness

Crews conduct mop-up operations on the Barry Point Fire in Oregon.

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon

Hand and engine crews conduct mop-up operations on the Barry Point Fire to make sure that there are no hotspots left.

COLFAX - Whitman County homeowners may consider changes to further safeguard their property with preventive landscaping.

"It's going to dry out a lot sooner than usual. Everyone should be extremely cautious," said Bill Tensfeld, Whitman County emergency management director. "We're going to have August conditions around mid-July. And we've got erratic winds every day."

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources advises a minimum of five feet between tree branches near a home, trees trimmed of limbs at least 10 feet up, to limit fire's ability to get to the tops of trees. Also "beau...

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