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ALERT: Fire Danger Rating Increases In Spokane, Ferry, And Portions Of Lincoln And Stevens Counties

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Wednesday the following changes in the fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.

Effective midnight, July 12, 2012, the following changes will be implemented:

  • In Spokane and Northern Lincoln counties and Fire Districts 1 and 2 in Stevens County,
  • The fire danger rating will increase from ‘moderate' to ‘high.'
  • In Ferry County, the fire danger will increase from ‘low' to ‘moderate.'
  • Okanogan County will remain at ‘moderate.'
  • Pend Oreille County and Stevens County, outside Fire Districts 1 & 2, will remain at ‘low.'
  • Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on DNR's website at www.dnr.wa.gov; then click on ‘fire information and prevention' and go to ‘wildfire related maps.' The ‘burn risk map' link is in the bottom, right-hand cornered.
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