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Burn ban rescinded



The Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced today, Sept. 18, that the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands has been rescinded.

Fire danger is reduced by the recent rainfall and moderating temperatures.
 
Restrictions set by local authorities are not affected by the state agency's action, however. Potential burners and the public at large are reminded to check with those local authorities before burning. For local fire restrictions, see fortress.wa.gov/dnr/firedanger/BurnRisk.aspx
 
In addition, industrial forest operations on state-protected lands remain regulated under the requirements of the Industrial Fire Precaution Level 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: www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/Topics/FireBurningRegulations/Pages/rp_fire_ifpl.aspx.aspx.
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