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Summer burn ban starts today

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Summer burn ban starts today

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

WASHINGTON STATE – A summer burn ban goes into affect today on all forest lands controlled by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

The ban will stay in affect through September 30.

The threat of wildfires from escaped outdoor burning is highest during hot and dry days.

Already this year, 57 wildfires have started from escaped outdoor burn piles.

The only fires allowed during the ban are recreational fires in approved fire pits in designated campgrounds or fires prescribed by DNR.

Gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbecues are allowed under the ban.