2017 Lifting of Pierce County Fire Safety Burn Ban

COUNTY-WIDE FIRE SAFETY BURN BAN LIFTED


EFFECTIVE 8:00 AM


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

In light of recent rains and the forecast of continued precipitation and moderate temperatures, a decision has been made to lift the county-wide burn ban as of 8:00 AM Saturday, September 23, 2017.

The lifting of the fire safety burn ban does not affect those areas in Pierce County where burning is prohibited because of environmental or pollution laws, nor in areas where the local fire district limits or prohibits burning. Burning in those areas is still not allowed.
Remember, burning is restricted to natural vegetation from the burn site only. The burning of garbage, paper or other refuse is strictly prohibited at all times. Contact your local fire department to see if you are required to obtain a burning permit.
For additional information or instructions please contact your local fire department or the Pierce County Fire Marshal’s office at 253-798-7179 or 800-323-BURN.