Eastern Washington DNR lands to close amid wildfire danger

Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Wildfire season has ravaged land across the state of Washington this year, but Eastern Washington has faced unprecedented fire danger amid record-setting heat and dry conditions. That’s why Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, will announce the closure of Eastern Washington DNR Lands during her visit to Wenatchee on Tuesday.

According to the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Franz will make her announcement on Tuesday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. She is set to deliver an update on the Red Apple Fire while discussing the impact of these fires on local communities and how the state plans to approach wildfire season going forward.