CALL 800.323.BURN or visit “https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/” before you burn to check for burning restrictions.
If there are no burning restrictions, here are the rules to follow before lighting a SMALL burn pile:
◗ Burn only natural vegetation derived from un-improved property
◗ 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.
◗ The fire must be at least 50 feet from combustible objects (buildings, fences, etc.).
◗ 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.