Campfires okay again

Rain and cooler weather will result in the state-ordered ban on campfires and other outdoor burning in western Washington to be lifted GÇô effectie at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 20 GÇô by the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on DNR-protected land. "The fall weather pattern shows us it's time to lift western Washington's burn ban,GÇ¥ said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark. "It will also permit us to ease the burn ban east of the Cascades by allowing campfiresGÇ¥ in fire pits in designated campgrounds. There are exceptions. Due to continued high fire danger, campfires may not be allowed in some locations in northeast Washington, Goldmark said. If campers are unsure whether a campground is on DNR land, they should check with local park authorities.


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