DNR Prohibits Campfires in All of Eastern Washington, Industrial Fire Precaution Levels Rising
OLYMPIA, WA - Restrictions on campfires on all Washington State Department of Natural Resources-protected lands in eastern Washington will go into effect at midnight tonight. No outdoor burning of any kind will be allowed in the DNR's jurisdiction east of the Cascade Crest.
Meanwhile, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, the Industrial Fire Precaution Levels in zones 609W and 609E will increase to a Level 3.
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/ and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels map at http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ifpl.
Fireworks and incendiary devices, such as exploding targets, sky lanterns or tracer ammunition, are illegal on all DNR-protected forestlands.
Property owners can reduce fire risk to their homes and lands by keeping dead vegetation off roofs and away from buildings. Keeping trees and bushes near buildings healthy and trimmed can also reduce risk.
Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, 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.