DNR bans all outdoor burning

August 11, 2014

DNR bans all outdoor burning

Those who start or spread fires subject to civil and criminal penalties

OLYMPIA – With dangerously hot and dry weather driving fire danger to a new high, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding the current statewide burn ban to cover all outdoor burning on all DNR-protected lands, with no exceptions, the agency announced today. Continue reading

White Salmon crew deployed to Rowena

On the evening of the 8 Aug. an engine from White Salmon was deployed to the Rowena Fire to assist with the initial fire fighting effort. The assembled crew consisted of volunteers from the three local fire departments White Salmon, Bingen and Fire District 3. Eng. 9 was assigned to structure protection in the Rowena area and remained on scene until relieved the following morning by Oregon fire fighting crews.

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