The Department of Natural Resources has announced that as of Friday, September 4, that it's burn ban for campfires in approved pits on official campgrounds west of the Cascade Mountains is lifted. The burn ban was originally placed on June 22, marking the ban at just over two months long. This ban lift is only lifting the banning of fires in fire rings on official grounds that are permitted; all other outdoor fires are still banned, and is specific to the area West of the Cascade Mountains. The lift of the ban is mainly due to the weather conditions that have eased fire danger in Western Washington. The Department of Natural Resources still advises that an individual should check with their campground hosts about their own restrictions, because they can vary from campground to campground, and depending on the season.