Skip to main content

DNR elevates area fire danger

June 11, 2014

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following status updates in fire danger rating for the listed counties.
Effective at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, the following changes will be implemented:
• The fire danger will increase from ‘low’ to ‘moderate’ in Spokane, Okanogan, and Northern Lincoln counties, and Stevens County Fire District 1 and 2.
•The fire danger will remain ‘low’ in Pend Oreille, Ferry and Stevens counties, outside of fire districts 1 and 2.
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 corner.
Additionally, DNR reminds people who work in the forest environment to be mindful of industrial fire precaution levels. As the weather warms up and dries out the landscape, these precaution levels may change, resulting in additional restrictions.
DNR provides technical and financial assistance to landowners to help in thinning trees to reduce fire hazard and increase forest health.
For more information, call the Northeast Region Office at (509) 684-7474.

A Stevens County Reserve Deputy contacted a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detective last week to let him know he had...
A look at the devastation caused by the recent wildfires throughout the state.
Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will collect groundwater and aquatic plant samples near the Suncrest...
Deer Park’s Catelyn Frost placed 38th at last week’s state Class 2A golf tournament at The Classic...
The Deer Park softball team, led by an 8-run second inning, advanced into the double-elimination...
The Riverside High School softball team clinched the upcoming District VII tournament’s second seed...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes