Wildfires have closed few outdoor recreation areas throughout Washington state.
As folks take advantage of late season recreational opportunities, the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding everyone of a statewide burn ban.
While trying to cut down on human-caused wildfires, DNR issued a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2012.
The ban includes all forest lands in Washington except for federal lands, which have their own published restrictions.
Campgrounds may have additional burn restrictions in place.
Campers should checked with their campground host before starting a campfire.
Fire safety information
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