State, King County burn bans expire after long dry spell

October 18, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 10 a.m. Oct. 18, 2012

State and King County fire officials ended burn bans in recent days, as the wildfire risk declined after a long dry spell.

The state Department of Natural Resources ended a burn ban on agency-protected lands at midnight Monday. The next day, the King County fire marshal lifted a burn ban for unincorporated King County.

Eastside Fire & Rescue is keeping a burn ban in place through Oct. 20 for Issaquah and communities served by the agency.

The state ban on outdoor burning applied to all Department of Natural Resources-protected public, private and tribal lands, including Tiger Mountain State Forest near Issaquah.

The county imposed a burn ban for unincorporated King County on July 15. The moratorium applied to all outdoor burning except for small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or private property with the owner’s permission.

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