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BLM lifts outdoor fire restrictions in eastern Washington

— The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is lifting fire restrictions in eastern Washington.

The campfire and outdoor burning ban on BLM-administered lands ends at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 27 in Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima counties.

The agency urges continued caution when operating motor vehicles on road or trails with vegetation or high grasses. Fireworks and exploding targets cannot be used on public lands.

Campfires should be extinguished and cold before leaving a camping area, the agency said.

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