Wildfire Prevention
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DNR currently has a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands through September 30, 2015.
 
In Washington state, the majority of wildfires (85%) are human-caused. Every year, wildfire prevention is of critical importance to DNR when protecting Washington’s natural resources.
 
Embers from a wildfire can travel more than a mile.

Take responsibility outside in the forest

  • Campfires are permitted on DNR-managed lands in approved fire pits only.
  • Ensure there is a shovel and bucket of water close by
  • Put the fire out cold before walking away
  • Never walk away from a smoldering campfire. If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave.

Other Fire Safety Tips

  • Be sure recreational vehicles have operating spark arrestors.
  • Do not park any vehicles in dry, grassy areas as residual heat from exhaust systems can ignite the dry grass.
  • It is illegal to discharge fireworks or use incendiary ammunition or exploding targets on DNR-protected lands.

Know Your Risk

Find out what the wildfire risk is in your county.