A burn ban covering Benton and Franklin counties and 18 other counties east of the crest of the Cascades has been extended until Friday.
“While fire crews have made significant progress over the past week in bringing the fires under control, weather conditions are still a concern and we need to continue erring on the side of safety,” said Gov. Jay Inslee. “Resources are still stretched thin.”
Bonfires, most campfires and fireworks are prohibited. Burning of trash and yard debris, plus burning to clear land or get rid of weeds also is banned.
Gas-fueled stoves are permitted if they are on a nonflammable surface and at least 5 feet from flammable vegetation. Charcoal grills are allowed at homes under the same conditions.
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Campfires are permitted in state, county and municipal parks and campgrounds if allowed by individual parks.
The burn ban covers Benton, Franklin, Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima counties.