DNR lifts statewide burn ban

Some burn restrictions still in place across northeast Washington

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands has been rescinded.

Some burn restrictions are still in place for parts of northeast Washington and will continue through early October.

Rule burning (pile burning) is prohibited and silvicultural burns must follow conditions of an approved permit on lands with DNR-fire protection within the following counties: Okanogan, Ferry, Lincoln, Spokane, Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille.

DNR staff wish to remind the public that individual landscapes or campgrounds may continue, or enact new, campfire or burning bans at any time as needed per local conditions. All fires require written landowner permission.

To check on current DNR burning conditions, call 1-800-323-BURN or visit www.dnr.wa.gov.

In addition, individuals involved in forest operations are reminded to continue following Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) system restrictions, which can be checked at www.dnr.wa.gov/ifpl.