Tumwater City Hall, Tumwater Library, and Old Town Center will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Water, sewer, and street problems can be reported by calling the Public Works Hotline at (360) 754-4150. Police, fire, and emergency medical response services will be available as usual. Emergency? Call 9-1-1

Kitchen Safety

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Avoid a Kitchen Fire

Cooking is a leading cause of house fires. Avoid one in your home by following these tips:

  • Make sure the smoke detector in your kitchen has working batteries
  • Always keep a fire extinguisher on hand, and know how to use it
  • Never leave cooking food unattended
  • Keep pets and young children away from hot cooking areas
  • Never leave pot holders, kitchen towels, or flammable items on or near the stove
  • Clean cooking surfaces regularly to avoid grease build-up
  • Check to make sure all burners are in the off position before leaving the room


For more information, call Tumwater Fire Department at (360) 754-4170.