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Updated fire danger ratings

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced July 13 the following changes in fire danger rating on DNR-protected lands in Western Washington.

Effective 12:01 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, all debris burning will be prohibited on DNR-protected lands in the following counties: Clark, Cowlitz, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Thurston and Skamania.

Effective 12:01 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, changes in the fire danger rating will increase in the following counties: Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties will increase from moderate to high.

These restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.

Fireworks, incendiary devices such as exploding targets, sky lanterns or tracer ammunition, are always illegal on all DNR-protected lands.

What is allowed?
Recreational fires may be allowed in approved pits within designated state, county, municipal or other campgrounds; however, always check with the campground host before starting a campfire. Individual campgrounds may ban campfires.

DNR also may allow DNR-approved prescribed fire to enhance or restore fire dependent ecosystems.

Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on the Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map at https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/.

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