Effective immediately: All outdoor burning is prohibited including yard debris fires, land clearing fires and recreational fires.
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The suspect vehicle is described as a dark 4-door passenger car and was last seen heading southbound on Kendall Road.
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.
"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.