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No fireworks allowed at North Dam this July 4

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Citing a dry landscape, federal officials this week put a halt to what has become something of a tradition in recent years at North Dam, where local families have set off fireworks on Independence Day.

The Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Reclamation issued a fire restrictions order on public lands where BLM fights wildfires, which includes North Dam, according to a June 19 press release from BLM.

A release from Reclamation Monday afternoon clarified that that includes the top of North Dam.

“Dry, fire-prone vegetative conditions in eastern Washington have warranted this decisio...

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Bob VALEN writes:

Odd, that the Father's Day fireworks was permitted on North Dam. Are the decision making folks using the same considerations then that they are now sharing? We live in a dry environment, that hasn't changed for centuries. Common, fire wise sense should prevail - always.

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