A brush fire in Buckley last summer destroyed two barns, a mobile home, two cars, a dump truck, a panel truck, and other buildings and vehicles. Photo courtesy East Pierce Fire and Rescue

A brush fire in Buckley last summer destroyed two barns, a mobile home, two cars, a dump truck, a panel truck, and other buildings and vehicles. Photo courtesy East Pierce Fire and Rescue

Green River-Enumclaw program takes a look at urban wildfires

Come meet Green River College Natural Resource Instructor Chuck Wytko, a Buckley local.

The following is a press release from Green River College:

A program addressing conditions in Northwest forests, especially as they relate to wildfires, will be offered on the Enumclaw campus of Green River College.

“Wildfire In the Urban Interface,” part of the college’s PRIME TIME Institute, will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16.

The session will be directed by Green River College Natural Resource Instructor Chuck Wytko, who will discuss fighting fires and how things have changed over time.

Wytko is a Buckley native who has spent more than 40 years in the forest industry with a diverse background that includes all phases of land management, fighting fire in several capacities and now as an instructor.

Members in the college PRIME TIME Institute can attend stimulating, intellectual learning through short non-credit courses, discussion groups, social activities, and educational tours.

Membership is open to adults 55 and older who are interested in participating in classes and educational tours. A yearly membership fee of $55 entitles members to a discount on PRIME TIME classes.

Non-members are welcome to attend sessions at the non-member class fee.

Information about PRIME TIME offerings is available by phoning 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

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