Know How to Stay Healthy
Wildfires can impact health and safety in many ways, including heavy smoke and power outages that damage drinking water or septic systems.
Learn how to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy if wildfires or smoke are impacting your community.
Inhaling wildfire smoke is not good for anyone, even healthy people can have symptoms or health problems from wildfire smoke. Children, older adults, pregnant women and people with asthma are at higher risk.
- Health hazards from breathing smoke
- Current air quality map (Department of Ecology)
- Precautions you can take (PDF)
Safe drinking water
Water systems can be affected by the wildfires. Know how to keep your drinking water safe:
Power outages can cause a number of health and safety concerns.