Campfires restricted due to high fire danger

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) increased the fire danger rating to “high” and is now restricting campfires on DNR-protected lands across northwest Washington. Counties and local fire districts may have additional burn restrictions. The restriction does not pertain to federally owned lands such as national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges or other areas administered by federal agencies.

Fires powered by gas stoves and charcoal briquettes are allowed in designated fire pits within state, county, municipal and other campgrounds unless other overlapping fire restrictions prohibit them.

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

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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