DNR currently has a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands through September 30, 2015.
In Washington state, the majority of wildfires (85%) are human-caused. Every year, wildfire prevention is of critical importance to DNR when protecting Washington’s natural resources.
Embers from a wildfire can travel more than a mile.
Take responsibility outside in the forest
- Campfires are permitted on DNR-managed lands in approved fire pits only.
- Ensure there is a shovel and bucket of water close by
- Put the fire out cold before walking away
- Never walk away from a smoldering campfire. If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave.
Other Fire Safety Tips
- Be sure recreational vehicles have operating spark arrestors.
- Do not park any vehicles in dry, grassy areas as residual heat from exhaust systems can ignite the dry grass.
- It is illegal to discharge fireworks or use incendiary ammunition or exploding targets on DNR-protected lands.
Know Your Risk
Find out what the wildfire risk is in your county.