State closes Eastern Washington land to camping due to fire danger

All Eastern Washington wildlife areas managed by the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife will be closed at night starting Friday in response to the high fire risk and worsening drought.

That includes water access areas within wildlife areas, according to the state.

Nighttime closures include the Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area in Franklin, Benton and Yakima counties and the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area in Grant and Adams counties.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 11:36am