WDFW issue burn ban on their lands in Washington

Following fires burning throughout Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said that the statewide burn ban prohibits any fires on agency-managed lands.

The emergency order on land prohibits any campfires that aren’t self contained in a camp stove, as well as smoking anywhere outside of a vehicle, target shooting, or driving any vehicle off of a developed road.

Bruce Bjork, chief of WDFW’s enforcement program, said the restrictions are part of a larger effort to reduce the risk of further wildfires in Washington. That effort includes burn bans issued by most counties and for all forestlands protected by the state .

The restrictions on WDFW-managed lands will remain in effect until conditions improve and the risk of wildfires decreases.


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