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Gifford Pinchot National Forest raises fire warning level

Gifford Pinchot National Forest officials just announced they have increased the fire warning level. The impact on the general public will be minimal, however.

Forest officials said the Industrial Fire Precaution Level has moved from Level I to Level II, increasing restrictions for work on the Forest.

The only effect on the general public is a restriction on the use of chainsaws. The new restriction means chainsaws may not be run from 1-8 p.m.

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest fire danger rating is now at moderate.

Camp fires should be completely extinguished before departing camp at any time. Keep a

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Gifford Pinchot National Forest elevates fire danger rating

Officials at Gifford Pinchot National Forest just announce they have increased
the fire danger rating to very high.

Officials are asking visitors and other Forest-users to take added precautions.

As you’re enjoying your campfire, remember these safety tips:

  1. Once you have a fire going, add larger pieces of dry wood to keep it burning steadily
  2. Keep your fire to a manageable size and do not burn a fire during the heat of the day
  3. Make sure children and pets are supervised when near the fire
  4. Never leave your campfire unattended
  5. Never cut live trees or branches

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Fire danger rating raised for portion of northeast Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources just announced that fire danger ratings will increase from ‘low’ to ‘moderate’ in Lincoln County, Spokane County, and Fire Districts 1 and 2 in Stevens County, effective at midnight.

The leading causes for debris fires becoming a wildfire are failure to construct a fire break and failure to completely extinguish a burn pile, said the news release. The public is reminded to please be sure they have a fire break around all debris piles they are burning and to be sure they extinguish their debris fire with water and a shovel.

Under the moderate

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