(PRESS RELEASE/Washington DNR)
For all of NE Washington and much of this side of the state, the DNR is not allowing permit burning and rule burning. Campfires will still be allowed if in approved, designated campgrounds only.
Fireworks, incdeniary devices like exploding targets, sky lanterns, or tracer ammunition are illegal on all DNR Protected Lands.
In Eastern Washington, a new fire danger rating system has been implemented. Instead of basing the fire danger rating by county, it is now based on geographic areas that share similar fuels, climate, and topography in addition to administrative boundaries and is now called Fire Danger Rating Areas (FDRA’s). This change was developed with the intent of having a common fire behavior component, and was developed through interagency collaboration and to help clarify messages with multiple agencies.
This burn ban was enacted on Friday, June 7.
Southern Stevens County is now part of the Foothills FDRA, while the northern part is known as the Kaniksu FDRA.
You can see the full map of burn bans in the state here.
Here is the original press release from the DNR.