WENATCHEE Campfire restrictions have been lifted on national forest lands in Chelan, Kittitas and Yakima Counties.
Forest visitors can once again enjoy campfires in all locations where campfires are normally allowed on the Chelan, Entiat, Wenatchee River, Cle Elum and Naches Ranger Districts.
Normal year-round restrictions remain in effect prohibiting campfires within a half-mile of some wilderness area lakes. Call individual ranger stations for specific information about these locations.
Forest visitors should use an established fire pit or campfire ring in campgrounds, clear flammable materials from around the pit, keep the fire small, and make sure it is dead out and cold to the touch before leaving, officials said.