Fire danger increases in Eastern Washington due to cold front


Last updated 6/23/2017 at 1pm

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced in a June 20 news release that it is increasing the fire danger rating in several Eastern Washington counties. The move comes due to a dry, cold front passing through the region that could bring high winds, especially low humidity and warm temperatures, conditions that create challenges to initial fire attack operations.

Restrictions are for all DNR-protected lands. Effective June 20, the fire danger rating is moderate in Okanogan, Lincoln and Spokane counties and the areas within Stevens County Fire Districts...

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