Burn Restrictions have been modified in unincorporated Clallam County due to “HIGH” fire danger

Due to atmospheric conditions of reduced moisture levels, low humidity and warmer weather, combined with the reduced availability of fire-fighting resources the Clallam County Burn Ban is being modified to a “HIGH” fire danger.

Camp fires a maximum of 3 feet in diameter and two feet in height are still allowed, however they must be contained within a concrete or metal fire pit located in an approved campground or on private property with the property owner’s permission. The exceptions to this modification are those campgrounds within the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest which are not regulated by the county.

The Clallam County Fire Marshal’s office works closely with local fire districts and local fire departments, and strongly urges all county residents and property owners to be attentive to the condition of their properties through proactive fire prevention measures. Maintaining a 30-foot defensible space around structures will help aid fire fighters by creating a zone of protection around your personal property.

You can find more information concerning Defensible Space on the Clallam County website http://www.clallam.net/Permits/burningrestrictions.html