Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 35° Clear

Outdoors blog

Lake Roosevelt bans open flames as fire danger soars

Boats speed up Lake Roosevelt near the Spokane River Arm under smokey August skies. (Rich Landers)
Boats speed up Lake Roosevelt near the Spokane River Arm under smokey August skies. (Rich Landers)

PARKS -- A near-record stretch of temperatures above 90 degrees has cooked the Eastern Washington landscape to tinder dry conditions and land managers are gradually increasing the restrictions to help prevent kicking off another wildfire.

The latest announcement is posted today as Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area officials say they will prohibit all fires starting Friday, until further notice. They say:

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.




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Outdoors blog
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.

Follow Rich online:




Go to the full Outdoors page