Just in time for the holiday weekend, fire restrictions have been lifted for the Colville National Forest.
“With the wetting rains and cooler daytime temperatures we have been experiencing in the Colville National Forest, the anticipated fire danger is reduced enough to allow visitors to once again enjoy campfires in the forest,” said Fire Management Officer Tim Sampson. “Firewood cutters are also able to run chainsaws after 1 pm.”
Forest visitors must still use caution and exercise sound fire precautions, however, on National forest System Lands. Good fire building and extinguishing practices are advised such as:
- Keeping campfires small
- Using existing fire rings
- Have a bucket, shovel, water and fire extinguisher readily available
- Attend and fully extinguish all fires