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Burning Restrictions Eased

You MUST CALL 1-800-323-BURN (2876) or visit https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/ each day prior to lighting ANY fire for instructions specific to that day and location.

Contact your local fire district for extra restrictions there. Visit http://www.pocfire.org/firedepartments.php to locate your fire district’s website.

Highlights of Burning Restrictions:

  • The burn pile must be less than 4 feet across or less than 3 feet across and 2 feet high for recreational campfires.
  • Slash piles can only contain natural vegetation derived from un-improved property.
  • An open fire must be on a non-combustible surface and at least 50 feet from combustible objects (buildings, fences, etc.).
  • Burn no more than one pile at any time and each pile must be completely extinguished before lighting another.
  • Create a fire break around the pile by constructing a barrier to bare mineral soil with no flammable material.
  • Keep a shovel and connected water hose or at least 5 gallons of water nearby.
  • A person capable of extinguishing the fire must be in attendance at all times while burning.
  • Burn only in calm or light winds. Don’t burn when the wind is swaying trees, extending flags or causing rough waves on the water.

Please visit https://www.dnr.wa.gov/publications/rp_burn_outdoors_northeast.pdf to read more about the rules for burning outdoors.

By |2017-10-13T13:40:22+00:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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