National park, forest enact campfire restrictions

Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest have restricted campfires to developed campgrounds, picnic areas, and rental cabins with cement or metal fire rings only.

This includes the coastal areas of Olympic National Park.

      Thu August 9 News

The restriction began Wednesday and will continue until further notice.

Federal land managers are instituting fire restrictions due to the long-term forecast for hot and dry weather, the current commitment of firefighting resources battling numerous wildfires around the nation, and the strain any new uncontrolled fires would place on these resources, according to a news release.

“With the high fire danger and staff already committed to suppressing fires across the country, we are enacting this fire restriction to conserve our firefighting resources and to help prevent additional fires,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum.