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Statewide Burn Ban and Campfire Restrictions

Posted by Loren Drummond at Aug 19, 2016 04:54 PM |

As hot, dry weather increases the chance for a spark to ignite wildfires, land management agencies and counties across the state have issued burn bans.

Heading out camping or backpacking this weekend? You might want to skip the campfire. As hot, dry weather increases the chance for a spark to ignite wildfires, land management agencies and counties across the state have issued burn bans.

Bans have been issued on most state lands (including State Parks) and some federal lands.

Burn ban on state lands, including campgrounds

The Washington Department Natural Resources (DNR) has banned campfires statewide. This is because extreme fire danger is arriving with hot and dry weather. To cook at State Parks and on DNR campgrounds, campers are allowed to use propane and liquid gas stoves and grills.

Other burn bans

Other burn bans have been issued on Friday. For details. Check with individual counties and ranger districts if you have a question about fires for your destination.

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has also issued a ban. On the forest, campfires are allowed only in established campgrounds. In all other areas, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, including a fire made from briquettes is prohibited. These restrictions are the result of increasing fire danger in national forest areas.

 

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