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State burn bans lifted locally

August 16, 2013

Some fire restrictions have been lifted for Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties.
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark announced that he is lifting the ban on recreational campfires on forest lands under Department of Natural Resources protection west of the Cascades. Other outdoor burning is still banned in western Washington and all outdoor burning remains banned in eastern Washington.

Goldmark said, “Recent rainfall and forecasts of milder temperatures, higher humidity and further precipitation have abated the risk in the western region. However, I urge everyone to remain vigilant regarding wildfire danger throughout the state.”
Following the announcement by Goldmark, Washington State Parks announced that it is lifting a ban on campfires in state parks in Western Washington. Effective immediately, campers in state parks west of the Cascades may have fires within the campgrounds.

These changes do not change the local burn bans in Grays Harbor and Pacific County. Those bans are scheduled to last through September.

Additional restrictions may apply for your area on outdoor burning, contact your local fire station’s non emergency number for any questions.

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