OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking people to be extra careful with fire, tools and other activities when outdoors for the remainder of the dry season. With high inland temperatures, low humidity and breezy conditions, grasses and other fuels will dry out quickly. Under these conditions, one spark can lead to a catastrophic wildfire.

Fire danger is classified as moderate in Pacific County, where a burn ban is in effect on all forest lands under Department of Natural Resources jurisdiction. All outdoor burning is banned with the exception of recreational fires in approved fire pits within designated state, county, municipal or other campgrounds. The use of gas and propane barbeques and self-contained stoves are allowed.

If you have questions, contact the Pacific Cascade Region office at 360-575-5089. For land clearing and residential backyard burning, contact Olympic Region Clean Air Agency at 800-422-5623.

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