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WA DNR Expands Burn Ban Statewide

(Olympia, WA)  --  Starting today, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources is expanding its burn ban across the entire state.  Officials say the ban will be in effect through September 30th.  The burn ban started on July 2nd and initially covered only protected land in Eastern Washington.  Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark says there have already been a number of roadside fires on both sides of the Cascades, and expansion of the burn ban is intended to help minimize damage.

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