OLYMPIA -- The ban on most outdoor and agricultural burning in 20 Eastern Washington counties was extended for another week.
The ban, ordered last week by Gov. Jay Inslee, was set to expire at noon today. But with wildfires still burning east of the Cascades, Inslee extended it through Aug. 1.
"While fire crews have made significant progress over the past week in bringing the fires under control, weather conditions are still a concern and we need to continue erring on the side of safety," Inslee said in a press release announcing the extension.
The ban includes, but isn't limited to:
Yard debris or trash burning, land clearing, weed abatement