Peninsula: Campers, check fire conditions before you go

With summer shaping up to be a lively fire season, state and federal officials urge people heading for their favorite outdoor pursuits to find out about conditions in the area they’re going — especially in Eastern Washington.

“Now is a good time to go camping in Western Washington,” said Cindy Neff, spokeswoman for the state Department of Natural Resources in Olympia.

But even on the North Olympic Peninsula, there are restrictions because of the increased fire risk.

Outdoor fires have been banned in Clallam County and in most of Jefferson County — all but in District 7, which borders the ocean on the West End.

This includes campfires — except in metal or concrete-lined fire pits in designated campgrounds.

Fires in primitive campgrounds are not allowed.

Full details appear in today’s edition of the Peninsula Daily News. Click onto “Subscribe” to have your PDN delivered to your home or office.

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