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Campfires, charcoal prohibited in Eastern Washington state parks

 

Last updated 6/25/2021 at 12:13pm



OLYMPIA—Washington State Parks is prohibiting wood campfires and charcoal use in state parks east of the Cascades beginning today, June 25.

A press release from the state said “With extreme hot and dry conditions affecting the entire state, the campfire ban is necessary to help prevent accidental wildfires.”

Eastern Washington state parks are under a level 3 campfire ban or hire. A level 3 ban prohibits wood and charcoal fires but allows for gas and propane camp stoves and firepits.

Total fire restrictions remain in place at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

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