The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has lifted the ban on outdoor burning on DNR-protected lands in Western Washington.
The DNR said in a news release that the ban would be lifted today due to fall weather conditions.
Grays Harbor County Fire Districts and Fire Departments in cooperation with the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency, have also lifted their burn restrictions to allow recreational campfires and residential burning, along with land clearing and silvicultural burning throughout Grays Harbor.
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark says the weather will also permit officials to ease the burn ban east of the Cascade Mountains by allowing campfires in pits in designated campgrounds.
The DNR says some exceptions exist especially in northeast Washington where fire danger is still high.