Summer burn ban on Washington state lands

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is banning outdoor burning from July 15 through Sept. 30 on state-protected lands to help prevent wildfires.

Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark said Monday the burn ban is necessary because of the cost and danger of fires that spread out of control.

The ban does not apply to federal lands, approved campfires in campgrounds or self-contained gas and propane stoves and barbecues.