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Summer burn ban to take place on all DNR-protected lands


OLYMPIA – The Washington state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced June 29 that there would be a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands beginning July 1 and running through Sept. 30, 2013. The burn ban will apply to all forestlands in Washington under DNR fire protection, which does not include federally owned lands. 

Each year, DNR strives to keep all wildfires under 10 acres. Already this year, DNR has had 57 wildfire starts simply from escaped outdoor burn piles, which have burned approximately 202 acres. 

“The threat of wildfires from escaped outdoor burning is...

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