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Heat’s on: All fires banned at Lake Roosevelt

The Spokane River flows into Lake Roosevelt, created by the damming of the Columbia River.   (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The Spokane River flows into Lake Roosevelt, created by the damming of the Columbia River. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

CAMPING -- Don't plan on a campfire in many public areas for the rest of the month.  Prolonged heat and dry weather has most public land agencies issuing restrictions on fires.

Citing extreme conditions, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area officials have announced that starting Friday, Aug. 19, all fires are banned in the area until further notice. 

No open flames are permitted.  This includes, but is not limited to; all fires in NPS provided fire rings and boxes, charcoal fires, tiki torches, incense burners, candles, and propane campfires.  Exceptions include self-contained propane or gas stoves or lanterns.

Info: (509) 754-7800 or (509) 754-7893.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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