September 16, 2021 ***No change***
Updated July 2, 2021
2021 Burn Ban Amendment
BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF JEFFERSON COUNTY
*ALL OUTDOOR BURNING*
All outdoor burning to include campfires, pits, and charcoal briquettes, is now banned in all areas within Jefferson County.
Any outdoor burning is illegal.
EFFECTIVE July 2, 2021 – AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, a burn ban will be in effect for all outdoor burning, INCLUDING RECREATIONAL FIRES, PITS, AND THE USE OF CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES, within Jefferson County, per Resolution 31 21, as recommended by the Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Jefferson County Board of Fire Chiefs and the Jefferson County Fire Marshal. The burn ban aligns with the Department of Natural Resources Commissioner’s Order banning all fires on state lands. Any outdoor burning is illegal.
As of July 1, 2021, weather reports have continued to predict above-average temperatures, low relative humidity, lack of precipitation, and strong winds. This, accompanied by available ground-level fuels, which are now tinder-dry, creates a high danger for sustained fire. In a safe, proactive, and responsible approach to the current weather conditions, all burning within Jefferson County is banned until further notice.
For more information about fire danger in Jefferson County, please get in touch with the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, Brinnon Fire Department, or contact your local Fire Department. Additional information may be available from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Please be safe and responsible.
Updated: July 1st, 2021
Dept of Natural Resources has issued a state-wide burn effective July 2nd at 8:00 am.
No outdoor burning. This includes campfires.
Propane fire rings and propane BBQ are still ok.
No open flames from campfire or charcoal BBQ.
Update: June 24, 2021
With the anticipated above-average temperatures and extreme natural fuels available, the Fire Chiefs of Jefferson County have agreed that we implement a countywide burn ban in the best interest and safety of the public. Limiting all land clearing burning will begin June 25 through September 30, 2021, or until further notice. The burn ban at this time does not currently apply to recreational fires or barbeques.
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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