We are about to see some very hot temperatures across the state. The National Weather Service in Seattle is tracking different models that show it could get anywhere from 90 degrees to 105 degrees at SeaTac this weekend. Find your local forecast at www.weather.gov/ Regardless of the exact temperature, it's going to be a hot one. The Weather Office in Spokane also says to expect triple digit temperatures in Eastern Washington and provides more details here: inlandnorthwestweather.blogspot.com/
Steps you can take NOW to try and keep your home cool. Do not rely on only a fan as your primary cooling device. Take other steps:
> Cover windows with drapes or shades.
> Weather-strip doors and windows.
> Use window reflectors such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard to reflect heat back outside.
> Add insulation to keep the heat out.
> Learn to recognize the signs of heat illness. For more information visit: www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html
> Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can be a cool place to beat the heat. Stay informed and check with local authorities about possible closures prior to going to cooling centers. ...
C2FR will be conducting a training burn on Hageman Rd in Kelso on Saturday, June 19 starting around 8am. Training burns are used to give firefighters practice in a moderately controlled environment. The house was donated by a local property owner, and the other costs funded through a federal training grant. If you have questions about donated structures or the training, please call us at (360) 578-5218. ...
What a view! That's the view that FF Matson had this afternoon while crews were prepping a donated house for this weekend's training burn. FF Beaulaurier and FF Wherley are cutting ventilation holes in the roof.
This Saturday, crews will light burn rooms in this house so that firefighters can practice different scenarios in a moderately controlled environment. The ventilation holes in the roof will allow the smoke to escape to help protect the crews that are working inside the house.
Once we have trained as much as safely possible, we will light more rooms to burn the building completely and make room on the property for the owner to build something new! ...