OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Wednesday the following changes in the fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.
Effective midnight, July 12, 2012, the following changes will be implemented:
In Spokane and Northern Lincoln counties and Fire Districts 1 and 2 in Stevens County,
The fire danger rating will increase from ‘moderate' to ‘high.'
In Ferry County, the fire danger will increase from ‘low' to ‘moderate.'
Okanogan County will remain at ‘moderate.'
Pend Oreille County and Stevens County, outside Fire Districts 1 & 2, will remain at ‘low.'
Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on DNR's website at www.dnr.wa.gov; then click on ‘fire information and prevention' and go to ‘wildfire related maps.' The ‘burn risk map' link is in the bottom, right-hand cornered.