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Burn ban in Okanogan County

Burn ban in Okanogan County

A Stage 1 burn ban was imposed in Okanogan County on Tuesday (Dec. 16) and will continue through at least 10 a.m. on Friday (Dec. 19), when it could be called off or extended. Air is expected to remain stagnant and could reach unhealthy levels, according to Washington Department of Ecology forecasters. Under a Stage...

State, federal, county burn bans lifted as weather moderates

County, state and federal officials have lifted burn bans because of higher humidity and cooler nighttime temperatures. The Okanogan County commissioners lifted the county ban on outdoor burning on Monday (Sept. 29). The commissioners noted that the fire chief and fire advisory board support the decision. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rescinded the...
Campfire ban lifted for western Washington state parks

Campfire ban lifted for western Washington state parks

Individual parks may still have fire restrictions, depending on conditions OLYMPIA – August 15, 2014 – Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced today that the ban on campfires in western Washington state parks has been eased as of this morning. Western Washington is considered the region west of the crest of the Cascade Mountain...
News briefs: July 2, 2014

News briefs: July 2, 2014

This week: DNR imposes burn ban on eastern Washington lands and Shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam extended

DNR imposes burn ban on eastern Washington lands

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will imposed a burn ban on DNR-protected lands east of the Cascades beginning Tuesday (July 1), and is expected to last through Sept. 30. The burn ban is currently limited to eastern Washington. It may eventually be extended to western Washington as conditions warrant, the DNR said....

Stage 1 burn ban begins Christmas Eve

Unpromising weather forecasts prompted the Washington Department of Ecology to impose Stage 1 burn bans for Okanogan, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Asotin and Walla Walla counties beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday (Dec. 24). “A ridge of high pressure is expected to set up Christmas day onward, leading to light winds and...

Burn ban imposed in Okanogan County

A Stage 1 burn ban that will continue until at least Friday (Dec. 13) was imposed in Okanogan, Chelan and Douglas counties as of 4 p.m. Monday (Dec. 9) by the Washington Department of Ecology. Poor dispersion is expected to degrade air quality over the next few days, Ecology said in a press release. The...

Burn ban

Okanogan County has been added to the list of counties that have Stage 1 burn bans imposed by the Washington Department of Ecology. The burn ban will continue until at least 4 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 27), when it could be called off or extended. The Stage 1 ban applies to the use of uncertified wood-burning...
Different conditions call for different burn bans

Different conditions call for different burn bans

By Marcy Stamper
State, feds take different approaches to fire risk.
Commissioner of Public Lands bans all outdoor burning

Commissioner of Public Lands bans all outdoor burning

A burn ban is in effect until Sept. 30 on all state lands protected by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark announced Tuesday (July 30). Hot and dry conditions have made the potential for wildfire unusually high on both sides of the Cascade Mountains. The ban prohibits campfires in...