Western Washington campfire bans end

August 20, 2013

By Staff

State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark announced Aug. 15 that he lifted the ban for recreational fires in approved fire pits within developed campgrounds under Department of Natural Resources fire protection within state, county, municipal or other campgrounds west of the Cascade Mountain crest.

Western Washington still bans other outdoor burning, and the bans in eastern Washington remain.

“Fire safety is our foremost priority and we constantly monitor conditions to gauge risk,” Goldmark said in a press release. “However, I urge everyone to remain vigilant regarding wildfire danger throughout the state.”

DNR encourages homeowners to take steps to decrease the risk of wildfire damage. Learn about Firewise Communities at www.firewise.org.


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