BREAKING NEWS: DNR Prohibits Campfires in all of Eastern Washington

Industrial Fire Precaution Levels also rising

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today campfire restrictions on DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington. No outdoor burning of any kind is allowed on DNR jurisdiction east of the Cascade Crest.

Effective 12:01 a.m., Aug. 11, 2017:

*         All campfires are prohibited in Washington east of the cascade crest.

Effective 12:01 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017:

*   IFPL will increase to a Level 3 in zones 609W and 609E.

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

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

Property owners can reduce fire risk to their homes and lands by keeping dead vegetation off roofs and away from buildings. Keeping trees and bushes near buildings healthy and trimmed can also reduce risk.

DNR’s wildfire mission

Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, DNR is responsible for preventing and fighting wildfires on 13 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestlands. DNR is the state’s largest on-call fire department and participates in Washington’s coordinated interagency approach to firefighting.