COOLER WEATHER, BUT DRY VEGETATION

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News Release

Olympic National Forest
1835 Black Lake Blvd.
Olympia, WA 98512-5623

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: September 14, 2006  
Mary E. Gaines : 360-765-2220

COOLER WEATHER, BUT DRY VEGETATION

Quilcene, WA – September 14, 2006. The recent rain and cooler temperatures are not enough to lift the “no open fire” restrictions in effect in the Olympic National Forest and Park. Campfires are allowed only in designated sites inside fireplaces or fire rings. Cooking fires in stoves using pressurized gas are still permitted. Along the National Park Pacific Coast, campfires are permitted on the beach below high tide mark. Smoking is only allowed in enclosed vehicles and designated recreation sites or on an open forest road.

Keep in mind dry vegetation – both living and dead- is easily ignited. Everyone needs to be cautious when performing activities that may start a wildfire which could destroy homes, threaten lives and damage the natural resources.

For current fire restriction information, call Olympic National Forest at: (360) 956-2402 or (360) 765-2200. You may also visit the following websites for information: www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic or www.PNWFirePrevention.com

Beware, Be Prepared and Show You Care

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