Burn Restrictions, Increased Fire Danger in Portions of Eastern Washington
News Date: 
June 24, 2020
   

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partner agencies, is implementing the following changes in burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands. Check with local jurisdictions for additional restrictions and use of residential fire pits.
 
Effective Friday, June 26, 2020:
  • Small debris disposal fires (rule burning) are not allowed in Chelan, Foothills, Lower Basin, Lower Yakima, Methow, Upper Basin, Upper Yakima, Valley Fire Danger Rating Areas.
  • No burning allowed (written burn permits issued by DNR are suspended) in Chelan, Foothills, Lower Basin, Lower Yakima, Methow, Upper Basin, Upper Yakima, Valley Fire Danger Rating Areas.
Effective Friday, June 26, 2020:
  • Fire Danger will increase from low to moderate in the following Fire Danger Rating Areas:  Foothills and HiHighlands.
  • Fire Danger will increase from moderate to high in the following Fire Danger Rating Areas: Methow and Valley.
  • Fire danger will remain low in the following Fire Danger Rating Areas:  Kaniksu.
  • Fire danger will remain moderate in the following Fire Danger Rating Areas: Chelan, Lower Yakima, Upper Basin and Upper Yakima.
  • Fire danger will remain high in the following Fire Danger Rating Area:  Lower Basin.
 
DNR is reminding residents that fireworks or incendiary devices are illegal on DNR-protected lands.
 
Campfires may be allowed in designated campgrounds. Always check with local campground hosts before lighting a campfire. And, always make sure campfires are completely out before leaving them unattended – if it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave. Counties and local jurisdiction may have additional restrictions. 
 
Daily updates on burn restrictions and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels are available at 1-800-323-BURN (2876) or on the DNR Burn Portal for fire danger at https://burnportal.dnr.wa.gov/ and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels map https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/ifpl/
 
DNR’s wildfire mission
Led by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, DNR is responsible for preventing and fighting wildfires on 13 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestlands. DNR is the state’s wildfire fighting force.
 
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