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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


Last updated 4/14/2021 at 3:02pm

Graphic contributed by the Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources has instituted temporary burn restrictions on DNR-owned land in Eastern Washington's Foothills FDRA (Fire Danger Rating Area) and the Upper Basin FDRA in Spokane and portions of Lincoln County (cross-hatched area on right portion of map).

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:

 Foothil...

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