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.