Dry fuels and warm temperatures forecast for Eastern Washington have led the state Department of Natural Resources to add new burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.
As of late last week, small debris disposal fires, also known as rule burning, is limited to a 4-foot diameter pile in areas including Chelan, Lower Basin, Lower Yakima, Upper Yakima and Upper Basin outside of Spokane County and South of Highway 2.
Campfires are also restricted in some areas near Spokane and in Lincoln County.
Residents can find information about their Fire Danger Rating Area online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/
A misdemeanor citation could be issued to those who don’t comply with the burn restrictions. Campfires should be doused with water and cool to the touch before being left.