September 26, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 23

Fire danger rating and burning restrictions drop in parts of northeast Washington

Lower temps, increased precipitation ease danger

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Sept. 24 that the fire danger rating and burning restrictions have been lowered in northeast Washington on DNR-protected lands. Fire danger is reduced by recent rainfall and moderating temperatures.

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Effective 12:01 a.m., Sept. 24 the fire danger rating dropped to ‘moderate,’ and permit and rule burning are allowed in Stevens County, inside Fire Districts 1 and 2, and Spokane County

Permit and rule burning are allowed in Ferry, Lincoln, and Okanogan counties, and Stevens County outside Fire Districts 1 and 2...

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