Wildfire prevention measures start with landscaping
Early dry season warrants for preparedness
June 17, 2021
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...