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Fire danger levels decrease in parts of NE Washington


Sep 07, 2016

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that the fire danger rating and industrial fire precaution levels are being lowered in parts of northeast Washington on DNR-protected lands. Fire danger is decreasing with rainfall and moderating temperatures.

Effective 12:01 a.m., Sept. 8, 2016, the fire danger rating is dropping from very high to high in:

  • Okanogan County
  • Lincoln County
  • Spokane County

Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties retain their high rating.

Effective 12:01 a.m., September 8, 2016 Industrial Fire Precaution Levels for the following zones will reduce from Level 2, to Level 1.

  • 678W, in parts of Okanogan County
  • 686, in parts of Spokane, Lincoln and Stevens counties

Zone 684, in parts of Okanogan County, will remain at Level 2.

A reminder – even with the cooler temperatures, the fire danger is still high and all outdoor burning is prohibited.

 


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