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Burning Restrictions 8/3/2012

Effective today the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) has been increased to a Level II in Zone 684. Level II, sometimes referred to as “Partial Hootowl”, limits most forest industrial activities to between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. Zone 684 covers parts of Okanogan County.

Those using chainsaws in the forest, including cutting firewood, must follow theses rules:     Chainsaws must have approved, working exhaust systems.
· A one-hour fire watch must follow the last use of a chainsaw.
· A fire extinguisher must be in the immediate vicinity of when chainsaws are used and a shovel must be retrievable in two minutes or less.

In addition to the industrial restrictions, the fire danger rating in all of Okanogan County has been increased to "high."

Campfires are now prohibited at DNR facilities in Okanogan County including: Leader Lake Campground, Rock Creek Campground and Rock Creek Shelter.

Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on DNR's website at

In an effort to reduce human-caused wildfires, DNR issued a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands through September. The ban includes all forestlands in Washington except for federal lands. Campgrounds may have additional burn restrictions in place. Campers should check with their campground host before starting a campfire.