(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
On July 24, the Washington Department of Natural Resources upgraded the fire danger in both “zones” of Stevens County to “High” meaning that rule and permit burns are banned. All debris burning on DNR jurisdiction land is prohibited. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
High fire danger means dead fuels ignitAll fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from any cause. Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape. Fires spread rapidly and short-distance spotting is common. High intensity burning may develop on slopes, or in concentrations of fine fuel. Fire may become serious and their control difficult unless they are hit hard and fast while small.Please be smart while outdoors and remember most forest fires are man-caused.
For more info contact the DNR regional office at (509) 684-7474 or firstname.lastname@example.org