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WDFW restrictions on campfires, other activities underway


SPOKANE – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) July 1 began to restrict campfires and other activities on department-managed lands in Eastern Washington, to help reduce the risk of fire on state wildlife areas and water access areas.

"Observing fire restrictions and exercising common sense will go a long way toward preserving public recreation lands, wildlife habitat, public health and safety for local communities," said Cynthia Wilkerson, Lands Division Manager for WDFW.

Wilkerson said the threat of wildfires and smoke is even greater this year given the compromised heal...

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