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Cooling temps prompt BLM to lift E. Wash. fire restrictions Saturday

Cooling temps prompt BLM to lift E. Wash. fire restrictions Saturday

EASTERN Wash. - Cooler temperatures hitting eastern Washington has prompted fewer fire restrictions for folks in the region.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane district announced they will lift the ban on fire restrictions, including target shooting on lands, the district oversees, starting Saturday at 12:01 a.m.

The restrictions are lifted for the counties of Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima.

District Manager Linda Clark cautions while temperatures are cooler and more moisture is in the air, wildfire danger still exists.

The BLM also advises practicing caution when driving on roads or trails with vegetation or high grasses. They say fireworks and exploding targets are never allowed on public lands.

The public is also asked to make sure campfires are completely extinguished and cold before leaving a camping area.

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