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Fire restrictions start Wednesday at Olympic National Park

A burn ban is in effect. So what does that mean?

Several counties in Washington state have implemented a burn ban due to hot, dry weather and wildfire danger. Recreational fires are still allowed, with precautions.
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Several counties in Washington state have implemented a burn ban due to hot, dry weather and wildfire danger. Recreational fires are still allowed, with precautions.

Fire restrictions go into effect Wednesday at Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

The coastal areas of Olympic National Forest are also included in the restricted zone.

Campfires will be allowed only at developed campgrounds, picnic areas and rental cabins with cement or metal fire rings. The restrictions will be in place until further notice.

“With the high fire danger and staff already committed to suppressing fires across the country, we are enacting this fire restriction to conserve our firefighting resources and to help prevent additional fires,” Sarah Creachbaum, Olympic National Park Superintendent, said in a news release.

The announcement comes as multiple wildfires rage in Washington, Oregon and California.

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