Burning restrictions begin in northeastern counties

The Washington Department of Natural Resources today announced burning restrictions on DNR-protected lands in Spokane, Stevens, Ferry, Lincoln and Okanogan counties.

All burning on DNR-protected lands will be prohibited with the exception of campfires in approved campgrounds. Precautions are also in effect for forest work sites.

In Kootenai County, open burning is being restricted by fire chiefs. However, existing permits will be honored until their expiration, according to the Kootenai County Fire Protection Cooperative.

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