DNR Permits Campfires East Of Cascade Crest
Local bans still apply in some northeast Washington areas.OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that campfire restrictions are eased. Recreational campfires will be permitted in established fire rings in designated campgrounds on DNR-protected lands statewide, including east of the Cascade Crest.
There are exceptions. Due to continued high fire danger, campfires may not be allowed in some locations in northeast Washington. Visitors must check at the campground entrance or with the campground host before starting a campfire.
In other areas, fire danger has been reduced by the recent rainfall and moderating temperatures.
Even though conditions have improved, there are still many weeks to go in this year’s wildfire season.