Fire danger levels increase in Eastern Washington areas

Staff Writer

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partnering agencies, has implemented changes in the fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.
Changers include increasing the fire danger rating to moderate in Spokane Okanogan, Lincoln, counties and the areas within Stevens County Fire Districts No. 1 and 2.
Rule burning, small debris disposal fires, are not allowed in Spokane, Okanogan, Lincoln counties and the areas within Stevens County Fire Districts 1 and 2.
Written burn permits burning also will no longer be allowed in Spokane, Okanogan, Lincoln counties and areas within Stevens County Fire District 1 and 2.
Daily updates on burn restrictions and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on the Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map at https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/ and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels map https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/ifpl/.

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