Effective immediately: All outdoor burning is prohibited including yard debris fires, land clearing fires and recreational fires.
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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.
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.
Experts advise seeking out places equipped with air conditioning such as libraries, shopping malls and community centers to beat the heat.
Recreational fires, within limits, will still be permitted.