Right now Grays Harbor County has high fire danger:
A burn ban is in effect July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011 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, please contact the Pacific Cascade Region office at 360-575-5089.Via KXRO, Chief Prater of Grays Harbor Fire District 5 says:
...this could be one of the worst fire seasons ever and may last through October.KBKW:
He reminds Harbor residents that they should not be burning anything right now as the statewide burn ban is still in effect.
And Chief Prater has advice on how to reduce fire dangers – don’t throw lit cigarettes out the window of your car, don’t drive vehicles onto dry grass and make sure any campfires are in approved fire pits.
No smoking in Northwest Washington's National Forests says District Ranger Dean Millet.KXRO:
Weyerhauser announced it’s closing its recreational lands in Aberdeen and Raymond until further notice due to the high fire danger.The Vidette:
Green Diamond Resource Company just announced their timberlands have closed today. With "continued drought conditions and expected recent record high temperatures, conditions have become extremely hazardous," said Randall Greggs, forestry operations manager.
"All access is closed...whether or not you see a sign," Greggs said in a press release today.
McCleary Fire Department
Big Hump wildfire in Olympic National Forest
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