Fire danger increases 'very high' in Okanogan County



— Washington State DNR announced Wednesday that fire danger has increased in four Eastern Washington counties, including Okanogan.

Okanogan, Spokane and northern Lincoln counties, and Fire Districts 1 and 2 in Stevens County have increased from ‘high’ to ‘very high.’

Fire danger remains high in Ferry and Pend Orelle counties, and outside Fire Districts 1 and 2 in Stevens County.

DNR issued a statewide burn ban on all DNR protected lands, effective through September 30. The ban includes all forestlands in the state expect for federal lands.

Gov. Jay Inslee has also issued a burn ban in 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascades, which has been extended until noon of Friday.

The public also is reminded that campgrounds may ban campfires. Check with campground hosts before lighting a campfire.



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