Forest Service officials have banned campfires due to the rapidly changing conditions over the past week with the heatwave.

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Public Affairs Officer Robin Demario says they are experiencing high fire danger conditions.

"People may continue to use pressurized liquid gas stoves as long as these devices are used in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable material within 3 feet of the device."

She's also reminding visitors to the forest over the holiday weekend that fireworks are banned, as are other pyrotechnic devices.

DNR has also enacted a statewide burn ban and all of their managed lands.

Effective July 2, the order bans outdoor burning, campfires, the use of charcoal briquettes and prescribed burns on all forest lands within DNR’s fire protection through Sept. 30, 2021.

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