County Wide Burn Restrictions to Begin July 1st.
The Fire Chiefs of East Jefferson County have called for a countywide ban on Land Clearing Burns in the best interest and safety of the public, firefighters, and first responders.
***The burn ban does not apply to recreational fires at this time.***
A countywide burn ban limiting all Land Clearing burns will begin July 1 and continue through September 30, 2022, or until further notice.
The ban was recommended by the Jefferson County Board of Fire Chiefs, the Jefferson County Fire Marshal, and the Board of County Commissioners and established under Jefferson County Resolution No. 30-05.
Establishing the “Fire Risk Guideline” promotes a color-coded guide to current fire risk level information. This guide establishes what type of burning, if any, is allowed based on the current atmospheric and field conditions.
When the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issues guidance banning recreational fires on all forestlands, a High fire risk Yellow Level 3 will be declared. Restrictions associated with a High fire risk Yellow Level 3 includes Recreational fires (beach fires, bonfires, or portable outdoor fireplaces,) briquettes, charcoal associated with BBQs, tiki torches, and/or any liquid-fueled appliance used for light or to detract bugs.
It is unlawful for any person to sell, transfer, discharge, ignite or explode fireworks, display fireworks, special effects, or firearms within unincorporated Jefferson County when a High fire risk is declared. These burning activities may also be banned if air stagnation conditions exist, as determined by the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Olympic Region Clean Air Authority, and/or the Department of Natural Resources.
Established in 1959, the Brinnon Fire Department (JCFD #4) protects approximately 131 square miles of rural Jefferson County, Washington. The district contains vast wilderness including the Olympic National Forest and land managed by the US Forest Service and Department of Natural Resources.
Brinnon is a small rural town with a Post Office, Marina, State Parks, and abundant recreational opportunities from hiking and camping to water activities. We are located along US Highway 101 between Olympia and Port Angeles.
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