The Dalles fires are reminder for extra caution in fire country


Given the recent fires around The Dalles, it is important to remember that open burning is banned throughout Eastern Washington.

That includes WDFW lands which also prohibit:

• Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle.

• Welding and the use of chainsaws. Operating a torch with an open flame and all equipment powered by an internal combustion engine is prohibited.

• Operating a motor vehicle away from developed roads. Parking is permitted within designated parking areas, including developed campgrounds and trailheads; and in areas without vegetation that are within 10 feet of roadways.

Fireworks are prohibited year-round at all WDFW wildlife areas and water access sites around the...

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