(PRESS RELEASE/Washington DNR)
HIGH FIRE DANGER: The temporary closure is effective on June 17…
Due to high fire danger, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), working with Stevens County, is temporarily closing a portion of state land to shooting, effective June 17.
This comes as Eastern Washington moves into a wildfire season where authorities are expecting hot and dry conditions.
Closure of the area known locally as “Stonelodge” or “Mile Marker 19,” to shooting coincides with fire danger increasing from moderate to high in Stevens County. This land is located off Highway 291 west of Suncrest, Wash.
Violators of the shooting closure could be subject to fines. DNR may re-open Stonelodge to target shooting as conditions allow.
As a reminder, incendiary devices, such as exploding targets, sky lanterns, or tracer ammunition, are illegal on all DNR-protected lands.
If you see smoke or a fire, please call 911.