Statewide burn ban still in effect
September 24, 2012 · 11:16 AM
In an effort to reduce the wildfires, the state's burn ban on Department of Natural Resources-protected lands remains in effect through September 30.
Fire safety information
Campfires are only authorized in approved camp grounds with approved fire rings. Never leave a campfire unattended, and be sure it is completely dead out and cold to the touch before leaving the camp site.
Residents should be aware that common recreational activities can cause fires, such as target shooting, cigarette butts, and trailer chains dragging on concrete. Do not park any vehicles in dry, grassy areas, as the heat from exhaust systems can ignite the dry grass. Be sure recreational vehicles have operating spark arresters.It is illegal to discharge fireworks on DNR-protected and public lands.
The ban includes all forestlands in Washington except for federal lands, which have their own restrictions. Campgrounds may have additional burn restrictions in place. Campers should check with their campground host before starting a campfire.
For tips on protecting your home and family before a wildfire, visit www.firewise.org.