Burn Ban Lifted in Clallam, Gray Harbors, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston Counties

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has updated the wildfire risks for most Western Washington Counties to Low Danger. As a result of that, and the current wet and cool conditions, many of the counties within ORCAA’s jurisdiction plan to lift the Fire Safety Burn Bans  as of Oct. 1, 2020.

Thurston County‘s annual Fire Safety Burn Ban will end as scheduled at end of the day, Sept. 30, 2020.

Clallam County‘s annual Fire Safety Burn Ban will end as scheduled on Oct. 1, 2020. Their Burn Ban announcement noted:

The County Burn Ban is effective July 1 through October 1 of each year, unless conditions warrant an earlier closure or an extension. The Burn Ban generally applies to all outdoor burning except recreational cooking fires. Note that there are year-round burning restrictions within the Urban Growth Areas of the county. (See “No Burn Maps” at link.)

Jefferson County, noting DNR’s lowered fire danger assessments, plans to lift their county-wide ban as of Oct. 1, 2020.

Grays Harbor County will lift seasonal fire safety burn ban starting Oct. 1, 2020.

Mason County Fire Marshal lifted the county-wide Fire Safety Burn Ban as of 8 a.m., Oct. 1, 2020

Pacific County issued a press release, posted below:

From Pacific County Fire Marshal:

Effective 12:01 A.M. Thursday, October 1st, 2020; restrictions on outdoor burning will be lifted.

For daily updates on burn restrictions:  Contact our office at: 360/875-9356

Contact the Washington State Department of Natural Resources for updates on burn restrictions at 1-800-323-BURN or visit their website at https://www.dnr.wa.gov/burn-restrictions.



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