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July 21, 2021
MAZAMA (AP) — State authorities said Tuesday the Department of Natural Resources would temporarily close all recreation and public access to DNR-managed lands in eastern Washington beginning July 23 due to the extreme fire danger.
“This decision was not one we made lightly. But with the drought leaving the region as dry as ever, we must do all that we can to prevent human-caused fires,” Washington Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz said in a statement.
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