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Forest Service extends campfire bans

Forest Service extends campfire bans

Continued hot, dry weather and the increasing fire hazard have prompted the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to expand campfire restrictions across the forest. Effective Friday (June 26), building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or briquette fire is prohibited, except at most designated campgrounds, approved sites, and in certain wilderness areas of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National...

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 The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rescinded the...

Campfires at state campgrounds still banned in Eastern Washington

Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark lifted the ban on campfires and recreational fires in approved fire pits in developed campgrounds west of the Cascade crest as of Thursday (Aug. 15). All outdoor burning, including campfires, is still prohibited on state lands in Eastern Washington. The change applies only in state, county and other campgrounds...
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.
Campfires prohibited in state parks

Campfires prohibited in state parks

Washington State Parks is now prohibiting campfires in all state parks until further notice to help prevent human-caused wildfires during the hot, dry season on both sides of the Cascade Mountains, the agency announced last week. Campers will be allowed to use propane and liquid gas stoves appropriate for camping and backcountry use; propane barbecue...