Summertime burn bans expire as dry spell ends

October 23, 2012

By Staff

State, King County and Eastside Fire & Rescue 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 Oct. 15. The next day, the King County fire marshal lifted a burn ban for unincorporated King County.

EFR kept a burn ban in place until Oct. 20 for Issaquah and communities served by the agency.

The state, county and EFR extended summertime burn bans beyond the usual Sept. 30 deadline due to dry conditions.

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.

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