Cutting, then leaving, roadside brush a wildfire hazard

We are now in wildfire season. Temperatures are rising to historic levels and it is very dry all around us.

Throughout the winter months in Snohomish County someone or some entity has cut down hundreds if not thousands of trees and brush along our primary roads, secondary roads and primary highways. All of it has been just left to dry into tinder dry fuel for wildfires. It has not only created a dangerous situation it is ugly and unsightly.

I have reached out to our Snohomish County Road Maintenance office and the state Department of Transportation, informing them of the wildfire potential of this dangerous debris that has been allowed to accumulate and become an eyesore throughout Snohomish County.

So, far no one has answered my question regarding who is responsible for this hazardous mess that is a blight and fuel for wildfires along our Snohomish County byways.

Who would do such a thing? Why hasn’t this dangerous mess been cleaned up?

When this fuel, carelessly and callously left behind, throughout Snohomish County for the coming wildfire season, causes destruction of property and maybe even deaths who is going to be held responsible for the legal consequences?

Who at Snohomish County government or the state is responsible for the cleanup?

When will they get this much needed cleanup done?

That this has been allowed to happen is a total disregard for public health and safety!

David Clay


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