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Temporary burn restrictions in parts of Eastern Washington

Restrictions are prompted by uptick in wildfires caused by escaped debris burns amid warming temperatures and increased fire danger

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partner agencies, is implementing the following burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands in Eastern Washington. Most of these fires have been caused by people conducting debris burns and failing to completely extinguish their piles or not monitoring them appropriately with a water source available and ready to douse flames that grow large or escape the burn area.

Effective Friday, April 16, rule burning (small debris disposal fires) is not allowed in the following Fire Danger Rating Areas:

 Foothills

 U...


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