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DNR boosts area's fire danger

July 12, 2012

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today an elevated fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands in Spokane County and the area encompassed by Stevens County Fire Districts No. 1 and 2.
The fire danger rating will increase from “moderate” to “high.”
Pend Oreille County and Stevens County, outside Fire Districts 1 and 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 by clicking on ‘fire information and prevention’ and go to ‘wildfire related maps.’ The ‘burn risk map’ link is in the bottom, right-hand corner.
DNR officials also encourage homeowners to take Firewise steps to decrease the risk of their home being lost in a wildfire.
The agency provides technical and financial assistance to landowners to assist in thinning trees to reduce fire hazard and increase forest health.
For more information, call the Northeast Region Office at (509) 684-7474.

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