The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has eased its recreational burning restrictions, specifically involving campfires, the agency announced Tuesday.
Beginning at midnight Wednesday, recreational campfires will be allowed in approved campgrounds in Washington protected by DNR.
All other forms of outdoor burning are still prohibited, the release says, with potential for wildfires still lingering.
“We’re thankful to have rain help wet our landscapes, but as we saw with a quick-moving fire east of Ellensburg Sunday evening, we’re not out of fire season quite yet,” Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz said in an agency news release. “I urge everyone to check with their local authorities before lighting campfires.”