Even though we’re still in the middle of winter, it’s never too early to start thinking about fire season.
The Spokane Fire Department recently compiled data from wildland fire response activity over the last five years, showing the areas that saw the most calls within the city. Josh Mulvey lives in one of those “hot spots” near Minnehaha Park. He says dealing with brush fires is something families. Just last summer, there were a string of fires in his neighborhood. One of his neighbor’s fences was on fire.
On average, the data shows that the city of Spokane had around 140 brush fire calls a year over the last five years. The fire department put together this information following what happened in California last summer, so they could have a conversation about the risk and dangers of wildfires here in Spokane.