COULEE DAM All fires have been prohibited in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
The ban was imposed by the National Park Service because of extreme fire conditions.
No open flames are permitted. That includes all fires in park service-provided fire rings and boxes, charcoal fires, tiki torches, incense burners, candles and propane campfires.
Exceptions include self-contained propane or gas stoves, or lanterns.