Burn Ban 2019 Canceled Sept 24th
Due to high relative humidity, the lowering of the fire danger by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources on the Olympic Peninsula, and as agreed upon by the Jefferson County Fire Chief’s Association, the established 2019 countywide burn ban per county code 43-05 will be canceled, beginning today September 24, 2019.
Land clearing burning will be allowed by permit only. Requirements for recreational fires remain the same, which are defined by the international fire code (2015 IFC - Section 307) and the Washington State Administrative code (173-425-050). Outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fire place, portable outdoor fire place, barbecue grill or barbecue pit and has a total fuel area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purpose. Fires used for debris or rubbish disposal are not considered recreational fires and are illegal.
All county-wide burning is subject to immediate closure at anytime, in the event air stagnation conditions exists as determined by the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Olympic Region Clean Air Authority and/or the Department of Natural Resources.
For more information about fire danger or air quality within Jefferson County, please contact Brinnon Fire Department at 360-796-4450.
Please remember to completely extinguish all fires, ensure its cold to the touch.
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