- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials have closed logging and other business activities in eastern Washington forests because of the extreme fire danger.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced on Wednesday a Level 4 Industrial Fire Precaution Level for the eastern half of the state.

Banned activities include timber harvest and road construction. The ban will be phased in county-by-county, with some restrictions starting Wednesday and others beginning on Thursday and Friday.

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Online:

Industrial activity updates: www.dnr.wa.gov/ifpl


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