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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

DNR enacts early burn ban in Eastern Washington


Last updated 4/16/2020 at 11:28am

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Natural Resources implemented burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands in Eastern Washington, beginning Friday, April 10. DNR officials cited a front scheduled to pass through the region creating dry conditions and forecasted gusty winds as a reason for instituting the ban earlier than normal.

According to an April 9, news release, all outdoor burning, which includes permit and rule burning (small debris disposal fires), is not allowed in eastern Washington. This includes the following Fire Danger Rating Areas: Blue Mountain Grass and Brush, Chelan, Footh...

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