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DNR burn ban lifted statewide

Decision follows reopening of DNR land east of the Cascades


Last updated 9/23/2021 at 2:50pm

OLYMPIA – As weather continues to shift and forecasts project rain on both sides of the Cascades, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has lifted the statewide burn ban on all forest lands under the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) fire protection.

Outdoor burning, campfires, the use of charcoal briquettes, and prescribed burns on all forest lands within DNR’s fire protection are permitted as of Sept. 20. The burn ban was initially set to expire on Sept. 30, but diminishing wildfire danger shortened the timeline.

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