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Washington State Lets State Burn Ban Expire

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Department of Natural Resources says a statewide burn ban on lands it protects is expiring since rain and lower temperatures have eased wildfire danger.
    
State Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark thanked residents for their help "during a difficult and prolonged fire season."
    
The department said the outdoor burning ban was over as of midnight Monday.

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