WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Due to increasingly dry and hot conditions, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Natural Resource Management officials are increasing fire restrictions in Rooks Park, Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake.
Fire restrictions are currently in effect until further notice: all open flame is prohibited, including charcoal. Propane cooking stoves are allowed in areas clear of flammable material for five feet in all directions and must be attended at all times while in use.
These precautions have been set in place to ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to parks and natural resources.
Release no. 21-053