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By Drew Lawson
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DNR shutters east-side recreation land due to fires


Last updated 9/9/2020 at 4:23pm

OLYMPIA—The Department of Natural Resources closed all recreational land it manages in Eastern Washington effective immediately in response to widespread fires Tuesday, the department said in a press release.

The closure will remain in place through Friday, Sept. 11 “at least,” the press release said. “DNR staff will evaluate the possibility of extending it as the week progresses,” it continued.

Affected forest and trust lands managed by the DNR include Ahtanum, Little Pend Orielle, Loomis, Loup Loup, Naneum Ridge, Teanaway and Klickitat Canyon forests.

The DNR also manages Dis...

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