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DNR responding to more than 42 wildfires

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ADVISORY: The current fire danger in Spokane County is rated as 'high.' All burning on DNR protected lands is prohibited. Campfires are allowed in approved designated campgrounds only. Campfires are not allowed on state land except in DNR campgrounds. To view a statewide map of county-by-county fire dangers, click here.


OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently responding to more than 42 fire incidents in Northeastern Washington.

These fires include those in state and federal jurisdictions. The more than 200 firefighters, aided by 36 fire engines and five helicopters, deployed in response have kept all of the fires under 10 acres in size, and most are under two acres.

DNR fire officials warn that the entire state will see dangerous fire conditions this weekend and into next week.

"This next seven days will be some of the highest fire danger levels we've seen in recent years, for the Westside as well as the Eastside," said Mark Gray, acting Assistant Division Manager of DNR Fire Control, Aviation and Camps.

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