Lewis County Fire District 6
Preparing for Wildfire 

Wildfires are not a common occurrence in western Washington like they are in eastern Washington; but from time to time, they do happen, and many occur by accident. On this page, you will find resources to protect your home from wildfire and information on the evacuation level system used in Lewis County.

Evacuation Level Guide

  Level 1: ALERT

Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area and monitor local media outlets for information. Residents with special needs (such as a susceptibility to breathing problems in wildfires or those with animals/pets) should take note and begin making arrangements to evacuate. For wildfires, smoke can often cause the most problems for residents and animals, especially those sensitive to smoke. Evacuations at this time are voluntary.

  Level 2: BE READY

This level indicates there is a significant danger to your area and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready at a moment's notice.


Danger to your area is current or imminent and you should leave immediately. Listen to local media and watch for emergency personnel who may be coming by to give further instructions regarding the evacuation.