Fire danger on the rise | Environment
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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced several chances to local fire danger levels, effective at midnight Wednesday (July 9) morning.
The fire danger is increasing from moderate to high in Spokane, Okanogan and north Lincoln county along with fire districts 1 and 2 in Stevens County.
The fire danger is creasing from low to moderate in Pend Oreille and Ferry counties along with Stevens county outside of fire districts 1 and 2.
The increased levels mean all outdoor burning is banned with the exception of recreational fires in approved fire pits within designated state, county, municipal or other campgrounds. The use of gas and propane barbeques along with self-contained stoves are allowed.