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Jessi Loerch | jloerch@heraldnet.com
Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 9:57 a.m.

Beware of extreme fire danger east of Cascades

If you're heading east to camp or play outdoors, you'll want to be extra careful with fire. The Washington state DNR just posted this on its Facebook page:

RED FLAG WARNING - A red flag warning has been issued for the southeast third of Washington state today. Red flag means weather conditions are ideal for fires to start and grow rapidly. Please use extreme caution today!

Also, there is a burn ban in place on DNR-protected lands until Sept. 30. Most types of outdoor burning are prohibited on lands under state DNR fire protection. Federal lands are not included in the ban. Fires are allowed in approved pits in designated campgrounds. Stoves and barbecues are also not included in the ban. Read more about it here. Click here to check out the fire danger where you are.





Story tags » Forest FireOutdoor RecreationCamping

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