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Red Flag Warning in effect; fire activity expected to increase over the weekend

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Red Flag Warning in effect; fire activity expected to increase over the weekend

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August 17, 2012

(Spokane, WA) The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Red Flag Warning for continued very hot, dry and unstable conditions over the next two days. With temperatures reaching 90 to 100 degrees, fire activity is expected to increase and significant threat to structures remains a concern.

A burn ban is currently in effect in Kittitas County for all burning, including recreational fires and briquette barbeques are prohibited in all areas of the county. For more information contact the Kittitas County Fire Marshal at 509-962-7000 or online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/firemarshal/burn-ban.asp.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources has implemented a state-wide burn ban on all DNR protected lands which applies to all outdoor burning, including currently permitted burns. For more information contact DNR at 1-800-562-6010 or check online at http://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/firedanger/BurnRisk.aspx.

The public should understand that negligent cause of a fire could result in liability to cover the total cost of the fire. Check with your local fire officials for current fire restrictions and regulations. To report a forest fire call 1-800-562-6010.

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