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Even campfires at Washington campgrounds banned

Even campfires at Washington campgrounds banned

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AP News

OLYMPIA, Wash. –¬†Due to the extreme fire danger across nearly all of Washington from hot, dry weather, the state has expanded its ban on outdoor fires.

The state Department of Natural Resources said Monday the ban now includes campfires at campgrounds.

A burn ban has been in effect but the use of approved fire pits was allowed until now.

Spokeswoman Janet Pearce says the ban now means “no flame at all” on state-protected lands. The ban will run through September.

The state also is asking people who work outdoors to curtail activity that could spark a fire, such as logging, land clearing and highway maintenance.

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