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Mon., Aug. 29, 2011, 10:58 a.m.

DNR map shows fire risks

If you're headed out for a camping trip in Washington this weekend, and wondering about the fire danger levels in the place where you'll be pitching a tent, the state Department of Natural Resources can tell you with the click of a mouse button.

It has an interactive Burn Risk map, which lists the fire danger in each of Washington's 39 counties.Click on the county where your camp site will be, and it will tell you, low to very high, the fire danger rating.

 Although to be fair, there's a burn ban throughout the state until Sept. 30, so where ever you go, there are going to be restrictions against piling up logs an a flat piece of ground and holding a gigantic bonfire. Camp fires, where allowed, have to be in fire pits, and they'd prefer if you'd cook on stoves, if it's all the same to you.

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