BLM expands restrictions to limit campfires in Okanogan County

The Bureau of Land Management Spokane District Office released new, expanded restrictions prohibiting campfires on public lands in Okanogan County on Friday.

Here’s a bit from a press release from BLM:

BLM Expands Restrictions to Limit Campfires in Okanogan County

Due to extreme fire conditions, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will implement additional fire restrictions prohibiting campfires on public lands in Okanogan County. The restriction applies to all sites including developed recreation areas. The prohibition on campfires is an update to the fire restrictions originally issued on July 18, 2014. Fire restrictions are in effect until rescinded.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 2014, the following act is prohibited on affected lands:

– Building, maintaining, attending or using a campfire within Okanogan County.

For specific information regarding the fire restriction order please check the following websites: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/spokane/index.php or https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/firedanger/BurnRisk.aspx

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