Fire danger has increased following prolonged drought, a record-breaking heat wave and forecasted winds that can spread a wildfire quickly through the dry grasses and forests.
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"Very dry conditions and continued high temperatures are a severe concern."
While being billed as a "full reopening," some restrictions remain.
Cooler, but not cool, temperatures are expected to arrive beginning tomorrow and there is only a meager expectation of rain in the extended forecast.
This is a relatively rare occurrence brought on by the high-pressure system and the heat it brought.
This story includes a list of resources and services available throughout Whatcom County during the extreme heat.
People should be aware of the signs of heat-related illnesses including heat rash, sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Help is available even if you already have received assistance or have been denied assistance before.
The passenger in the car is reported to have died at the scene and the driver of the car was transported in critical condition.