Fire danger rating increases in eastern Washington
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in the fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.
Effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017:
Fire danger will increase from moderate to high Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Grant, Yakima, Klickitat, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin, Whitman and Adams counties. Industrial Fire Precaution Levels move to a Level 2 in Zone 675. Campfires allowed in Approved Designated Campgrounds ONLY.
Effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2017:
Fire danger will increase from moderate to high in Stevens inside Fire Districts 1 & 2, Spokane, Okanogan, and Lincoln counties. Industrial Fire Precaution Levels move to a Level 2 in Zone 684. Campfires allowed in Approved Designated Campgrounds ONLY.
Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on the Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map at https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/.
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.