The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said Tuesday (June 20) that it was implementing burn restrictions immediately on DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington because of changes in the fire danger rating.
“High winds, especially low relative humidity, and warm temperatures are the main concerns,” the DNR said in a press release.
The fire danger rating increased to “moderate” in Okanogan, Lincoln and Spokane counties and the areas within Stevens County Fire Districts 1 and 2.
Small debris disposal fires are not allowed in Okanogan, Lincoln, Spokane and the areas within Stevens County Fire Districts 1 and 2. Written permits are required on all DNR-protected lands in these areas.
Daily updates on burn restrictions and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on the Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map at fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger.