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DNR, Rural 7 lift burn bans


The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Thursday announced that the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands has been rescinded. Fire danger has been reduced by the recent rainfall and moderating temperatures.

Restrictions set by local authorities are not affected by DNR’s action. Additionally, while conditions no longer warrant a statewide burn ban, some local areas within the state remain dry. Potential burners and the public at large are reminded to check with those local authorities before burning. For local fire restrictions, visit:  http:// fortress.wa. gov/dnr/firedanger/BurnRisk.aspx.

View a copy of the Commissioner of Public Lands Order at /Publications/rp_burn_ban_rescinded.pdf.

In addition, industrial forest operations on DNR-protected lands remain regulated under the requirements of the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) system. Individuals involved in forest operations will need to check for and follow restrictions as they apply to the area in which they intend to work. Information on any such restrictions can be found at: http://www.dnr.wa. gov/RecreationEducation/Topics/FireBurningRegulations/Pages/rp_fire_ifpl.aspx.aspx.

Rural 7 also announced that its burn ban was lifted on midnight yesterday. Burn permits are still required to burn. Burn Permits are available at Rural 7 office at 327 W Brooks in Goldendale.


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