Fire restrictions to begin in Olympic National Forest

Release Date: Jun 25, 2015

Olympia, WA, June 25, 2015 – The Olympic Peninsula is experiencing the driest May and June since 1895.  Effective on June 26, 2015, the following will be restricted in Olympic National Forest: building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire, unless the fire is in an established fireplace, approved or constructed by a public agency, and located within a developed recreation area.  Briquette fires are not allowed in the restricted areas.

Campfires, including wood or charcoal fires, are allowed only in developed campgrounds within fire rings.  Campfires will not be allowed in the following campgrounds due to the extreme fire potential:

Lena Lake and Elkhorn Campgrounds on the Hood Canal Ranger District 

Campbell Tree Grove and Littleton Horse Camp Campgrounds on the Pacific Ranger District

Stove fires are allowed.  Stove fires are fires built inside an enclosed stove or grill, a portable brazier, or a pressurized liquid gas stove; these include space-heating devices. Pressurized liquid gas stoves are still allowed.