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Tag: burn ban

May
6th

DNR will have burn ban in place this summer

The state Department of Natural Resources this morning announced there will be a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands from July 1-Sept. 30. The ban does not apply to federal lands.

The threat of wildfires from escaped outdoor burning is high during the summer months due to dry forest vegetation. Each year, the department strives to keep all wildfires under 10 acres. Last year, DNR had 71 wildfire starts simply from escaped outdoor burn piles, which burned approximately 153 acres, said a department news release.

The ban will apply to all outdoor burning on DNR-protected forestlands, including currently

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Sep.
21st

State lifts burn ban early

The state Department of Natural Resources this morning announced the statewide burn ban has been lifted from DNR-protected lands, a move that comes earlier than anticipated. Heavy rainfall throughout the state in recent weeks has eased the summer fire danger and the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center’s September outlook calls for below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

The agency urges continued caution with all potential fire sources, including tools, vehicles, camp stoves and other equipment and activities.

Current and expected conditions allow the agency to lift the statewide burn ban before i planned to do so on

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July
12th

DNR says statewide burn ban begins Thursday

The state Department of Natural Resources this morning announced there will be a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands beginning Thursday. The ban will run through Sept. 30. The ban covers all forestlands in Washington except for federal lands.

“The threat of wildfires from escaped outdoor burning is high during the summer months due to unusual fire danger,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark in a news release. “Wildfires are dangerous for people and property and result in large expenditures of public funding that can be avoided through prudent actions to prevent them.”

The news release said

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