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Burning banned on Washington state lands for summer

Mon., July 12, 2010, 1:14 p.m.

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Natural Resources is banning outdoor burning from July 15 through Sept. 30 on state-protected lands to help prevent wildfires.

Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark said Monday the burn ban is necessary because of the cost and danger of fires that spread out of control.

The ban does not apply to federal lands, approved campfires in campgrounds or self-contained gas and propane stoves and barbecues.

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