The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that the fire danger rating and burning restrictions have been lowered in northeast Washington on DNR-protected lands. Fire danger is reduced due to moderating temperatures.
Effective 12:01 a.m., Sept. 22, the fire danger rating drops to moderate in:
– Stevens County, outside Fire Districts 1 and 2
– Ferry County
– Pend Oreille County
Fire danger will remain high in the following counties:
-Stevens County, inside Fire District 1 and 2
Effective immediately, campfires in designated campgrounds will be allowed except for Leader Lake campground. A reminder that individual campgrounds may prohibit campfires. Always check with the campground host before lighting a campfire. Permit and rule burns are still prohibited in all counties in Northeast region.