DNR burn ban extended until October 15
In light of the unusually dry weather since July and extreme risk of wildfire, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources is extending the statewide burn ban through October 15. The ban on outdoor burning applies to all DNR-protected public, private and tribal lands on both sides of the Cascades.
“We have not seen wildfire conditions this bad in October in a lifetime,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark.
The 12 million acres affected by the ban includes all forestlands in Washington, except for federal lands which have their own published restrictions. Campgrounds may have additional burn restrictions in place.
Starting in August, the Fire Districts and Fire Departments in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties enacted burn bans throughout the area. All outdoor burning prohibited until further notice.