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Could be some prescribed burning in Okanogan County starting today (Thu). State Department of Natural Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Bureau of Land Management are planning a prescribed burn on 140 acres about seven miles north of Deer Park.

It's the continuation of a cooperative, cross-boundary burn plan first executed in March of lst year. The three agencies worked together to burn the largest of the three units within the plan area – the first time DNR implemented a broadcast burn on state trust lands in more than 15 years.

The remaining units include 99 acres of DNR-managed land, 33 acres of WDFW-managed land, and six acres of BLM-managed land.

Ignitions may take place as soon as Thursday, April 20. The three agencies are committed to conducting all prescribed fires as safely and effectively as possible, which may require postponing a burn on short notice if weather conditions are not optimal. Members of the public can stay up to date on DNR prescribed fire information by visiting