Forest Service elevates NCW’s fire danger to high

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Earlier today, the Forest Service elevated the fire danger in much of North Central Washington from moderate to high. This includes the Wenatchee, Moses Lake and Methow Valley areas. High danger indicates fires can start easily from most causes.

Forest Service still allowing campfires in most campgrounds

The Forest Service is still allowing campfires in most campgrounds in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. However, they urge great caution this weekend with the dry and possible breezy weather conditions.

The U.S. Forest Service says when fire danger is high, make sure to completely extinguish the campfire before leaving the area. If using a portable stove, clear the area of grass and debris. Finally, if there is smoke or fire report it to authorities. The U.S. Forest Service has more fire safety information on their website at https://www.fs.fed.us/visit/know-before-you-go/fire.