Department of Natural Resources

State Officials Urge Everyone to Report Plumes of Smoke
The largest fire in the state is the Williams Flats fire near Keller Washington is now at more than 44,000 acres with 45 percent containment.
Flash flooding in the area on Sunday washed out many roads in the area as firefighters continue to battle the flames started by a lightning strike last week.
Men Who Started Wildfire Ordered to Pay State $2.3 Million
KELSO (AP) — Three men responsible for setting fire to 110 acres of forest in southwestern Washington have been ordered to pay the state more than $2.3 million in firefighting costs.
The Daily News reports Nathan Taylor was sentenced Monday and all three defendants were ordered to pay damages t…
Owner of Sunken Tug Must Pay Nearly $45,000 to State
PORT ORCHARD. (AP) — The Washington Attorney General's Office says the owner of a historic wooden tugboat that sank off Bainbridge Island in 2013 has been ordered to pay nearly $45,000 to the state for cleanup costs.
Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes on Monday ordered Anthony Smith t…
Officials Warn Against Outdoor Burning Amid Wildfire Threat
OLYMPIA (AP) — Officials are urging people across Washington state to refrain from having any campfires or setting off fireworks as hot, breezy weather poses a severe risk of wildfires.
Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark on Wednesday expanded a statewide fire ban to prohibit all outdoor burning…
DNR Issues Burn Ban for Eastern Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources has issued a burn ban on DNR-protected lands in Eastern Washington, effective Saturday.
The ban applies to all outdoor burning on state forests, state parks and forestlands under DNR fire protection east of the crest of the Cascade…
Branches on Power Line Started Fatal Fire Near Twisp
SEATTLE (AP) — An investigation by the Washington state Department of Natural Resources found that tree branches rubbing on a power line started the 2015 blaze near Twisp that killed three firefighters.
The Seattle Times reports the DNR document was obtained through a public records request...

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