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2015 fire season sets record for state mobilization

 


The 2015 fire season was a record-setting one for Washington’s Fire Service Resource Mobilization Plan. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office coordinated assistance to local fire jurisdictions in an unprecedented 30 fires this summer, beginning on June 13 with the Cold Springs Fire in Douglas County.

The most recent Mobilization fire was the Horsethief Butte Fire in Klickitat County, which started on Sept. 13. The previous record was 17 fires in 2012, capped by a mid-September lightning storm that ignited multiple fires across Chelan and Douglas Counties. In 2014, the Mobilization Plan was used 15 times, including the devastating Carlton Complex Fire in Okanogan County.

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