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Fire danger rating increases in several eastern Washington counties

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Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on DNR’s website. Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on DNR’s website.
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Burning restrictions are in place in several eastern Washington counties due to warm weather and early-season wildfires.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources says that because of those factors, protected lands will have burn restrictions and increased fire danger ratings.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 3rd, the following danger ratings will be changed: 

  • Fire danger rating will increase from low to moderate in Spokane, Okanogan and northern Lincoln counties and in Stevens County Fire Districts 1 and 2.
  •  Fire danger rating will remain low in Pend Oreille and Ferry counties and in Stevens County outside of Fire Districts 1 & 2.  

Effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 3, the following burn restrictions will be implemented:

  • Outdoor burning will be prohibited on DNR-protected lands in Okanogan, Spokane and northern Lincoln counties and in Stevens County Fire Districts 1 & 2.
  • Permit burning and campfires in designated approved campgrounds will still be allowed in Okanogan, Spokane and northern Lincoln counties and in Stevens County Fire Districts 1 & 2.
  • Outdoor burning, campfires and permit burns are still allowed in Pend Oreille and Ferry counties and in Stevens County outside of Fire Districts 1 & 2.

Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on DNR’s website at www.dnr.wa.gov/OutdoorBurning.

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