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Eastern Washington increasing campfire restrictions

Fire precaution levels also set to increase


Last updated 8/21/2020 at 11:29am

OLYMPIA – Due to the continuous dry, hot weather, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today more changes in campfire restrictions and industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) on DNR-protected lands. Beginning July 28, a statewide burn ban was enacted by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz that remains in effect through Sept. 30.

Effective Friday, August 14, 2020:

• Campfires in campgrounds are not allowed in Highlands and Methow Fire Danger Rating Areas.

• IFPL will increase to Level 2 in zone 687.

Fire danger ratings remain the same for the foll...

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