Fireworks prohibited year-round on WDFW lands


With wildfire season already underway, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) reminds outdoor recreationists that fireworks are prohibited year-round on all 33 WDFW wildlife areas and 700-plus water access sites.

WDFW Northcentral Region Director Jim Brown noted an 80-acre fire near Lake Wenatchee last weekend, and wildfires in British Columbia earlier this year, have department staff across eastern Washington alert to violations of that rule to avoid fires on agency-managed lands.

Personal camp stoves and lanterns are allowed. Small campfires are currently allowed except on the Wenas, Colockum, LT Murray, Oak Creek, Sunnyside-Snake River and Columbia Basin wildlife areas....

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