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Is Whatcom County prepared for a wildfire disaster?

Risk increasing west of Cascades; Skagit County farther ahead with preparations

Aerial view of Peaceful Valley surrounded by dense forests.
Peaceful Valley, about 25 miles northeast of Bellingham, is among the communities with the highest wildfire risk, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office Division of Emergency Management. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
In the aftermath of the catastrophic Lahaina fire, Hawaii officials warn it’s a wake-up call for a

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