On Friday May 13, 2016 DNR (WA Department of Natural Resources) was notified about a wildfire in Gold Bar area. Before the rain started on Saturday May 14, fire spread to about 400 acres. Causes of fire are being investigated.
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m. local time, a major landslide occurred 4 miles
(6.4 km) east of Oso, Washington, United States, when a portion of an unstable hill collapsed, sending mud and debris across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, engulfing a rural neighborhood, and covering an area of approximately 1 square mile (2.6 km2). Forty-three people were killed. (Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office, 7-23-2014)
New analysis shows Oso landslide was no fluke, article in The Seattle Times 12-22-2015