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August 13, 2010
A complete script (also shown below) for radio announcers to read with links to two (2) MP3 audio files about fire dangers on the state’s Westside on the weekend of Aug. 14-15 (with Joe Shramek, DNR Resource Protection manager).
(See clips link at right.)
A short news script about fire dangers on the state’s Westside on the weekend of Aug. 14-15 – for radio announcers to read. http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_shramek_westsidefire_reader_dnrradio_08132010.pdf
HIGH FIRE DANGER ON STATE’S WESTSIDE
(ANNOUNCER) This weekend brings the usual hot dry summer weather to Washington’s Eastside, but also something a little different west of the Cascades: namely, hot dry weather.
Joe Shrameck, head of Resource Protection at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, urges campers, hikers and others to be extra careful with campfires this weekend.
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Download audio clip at: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_shrameck_westsidefire_cutone_%20dnrradio_08132010.mp3
(JOE SHRAMEK) The fire danger is high this weekend and of particular concern is western washington. The conditions leading to the unusual fire danger in western washington are above-average temperatures, lower-than-typical humidities and dry winds coming from the east, primarily.
(ANNOUNCER) DNR has issued an outdoor burn ban covering all 12-point-7 million-plus acres it protects from fire, which is most of the forested state, private and tribal land in Washington.
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Download audio clip at: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_shrameck_westsidefire_cuttwo_dnrradio_08132010.mp3
(JOE SHRAMEK) “There’s a burn ban in place on lands protected by the dnr in washington state, and so campfires are allowed in designated camping areas: either state lands or state parks and so forth. But otherwise there is a ban on burning on state lands.”.
(ANNOUNCER) DNR’s burn lasts until at least September 15th.
Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149, firstname.lastname@example.org