Governor Jay Inslee Declares Wildfire State Of Emergency

Jul 6, 2021

Wildfire danger is increasing and the governor has declared a state of emergency.
Credit Jacob Frank/National Park Service

Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency Tuesday due to wildfires.

According to a press release, Inslee’s proclamation bans most outdoor and agricultural burning until the end of September.

In a statement, Inslee urged the state to be vigilant against wildfires, citing the drought most of the state is under and the record-breaking heat.

The National Weather Service is predicting dangerous fire conditions will continue.

The state of emergency also activates the Washington National Guard to assist in fighting wildfires.