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Fire danger rating increases to high in Ferry and parts of Stevens counties 
 

NEWS RELEASE
                                                                                                    
July 15, 2014

Fire danger rating increases to high in Ferry and parts of Stevens counties
Campfires prohibited in DNR campground at Leader Lake

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in the fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands. 

Effective 12:01 a.m. on July 15, 2014:

  • All campfires in Leader Lake Campground in Okanogan County are prohibited.
  • Fire danger has increased from ‘moderate’ to ‘high’ in Ferry County and Stevens County outside of Fire Districts 1 and 2.
  • Fire danger remains ‘high’ for Spokane, Okanogan, and northern Lincoln counties, and Fire Districts 1 and 2 in Stevens County.
  • Fire danger remains ‘moderate’ in Pend Oreille County.  

Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on the Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map at: http://bit.ly/burnrisk

DNR will no longer allow campfires in Leader Lake Campground in Okanogan County due to extremely hot and dry conditions. The public also is reminded that individual campgrounds may ban campfires. Check with the campground host before lighting a campfire. 

In an effort to reduce human-caused wildfires, DNR issued a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands, effective through September 30, 2014. The ban includes all forestlands in Washington except for federal lands.

Discover Pass
Please remember that a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Leader Lake Campground. Learn more at: www.discoverpass.wa.gov  

Media Contacts:
Janet Pearce, Communications Manager, 360-902-1122, janet.pearce@dnr.wa.gov  
Guy Gifford, Northeast Region Wildfire Specialist, 509-990-6218, guy.gifford@dnr.wa.gov  

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