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Fire danger high under windy conditions in Benton County

Fire danger high under windy conditions in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Officials say public outdoor burning is not allowed as wildfire danger is high this week in Benton County.

According to a report from Benton County Fire District #1, fire danger is high. This means wildfires are likely in certain areas due to older grass lands and forest litter with windy conditions.

Officials say these conditions should keep the danger level high from Wednesday, June 6, until Tuesday, June 12.

Weather conditions are expected to be a little breezy Wednesday with a cold front, according to the report. Weather conditions are expected to remain dry through the week with a chance of rain Monday.

Under high fire danger, public outdoor burning is not allowed with the exception of a legal recreational fire within a metal fire ring, officials said.

Firefighters ask that you call the fire district burn line prior to burning at 783-6198 (residential) and 783-6570 (agricultural) for information about burn restrictions.

For information on restrictions in various city limits, officials ask that you call the Benton Clean Air Office at 783-1304.

Fire Captain Aaron Bibe says fire danger could potentially remain high or higher for the season through the end of September.

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