Stage 1 Restrictions Lifted; Campfires Allowed in the Forest

Central Washington  — Stage 1 fire restrictions, namely campfires in dispersed recreation areas, that have been in effect in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be lifted on Friday, October 5, 2018. This means that recreationists will be able to have campfires in all areas of the national forest that are normally open to campfires.

“With the higher humidity, colder nighttime temperatures, and precipitation in some areas, we felt it is now appropriate to lift all remaining campfire bans,” said Rob Allen, fire management officer for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. “We very much appreciate the public’s understanding and cooperation while the campfire bans were in place.” 

Forest visitors still need to be aware though that fire hazard still exists, especially if warmer weather returns, Allen added. Visitors should be careful with all fires, including hunter warming fires, and make sure they are completely out and cold to the touch before leaving their campsite.

More information: Fire restrictions and permitted campfire locations

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