Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Contact: Grays Harbor County Fire Marshal’s Office (360) 249-4222
Fire Level Increased, Limits Campfires to Approved Campgrounds
MONTESANO —Effective 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, With the continued trend of warm and dry weather the Grays Harbor County Fire Districts and Fire Departments in cooperation with the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), will be enacting restrictions on outdoor burning including campfires on private land. Residential burning and campfires, along with land clearing and silvicultural [forest practices] burning will be prohibited until further notice.
Recreational campfires are permitted only in improved fire pits within approved campgrounds, such as those found in local, county, state parks and licensed commercial campgrounds.
Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.
For more information on local fire restrictions
Grays Harbor County: Fire Marshal’s Office at (360) 249-4222
Fire Districts: Emergency pages of the local telephone book
City Fire Departments: Government pages of the local telephone book
Washington State Department of Natural Resources: Pacific Cascade Regional Office at (360) 577-2025 or Olympic Region Office at (360) 374-2811
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency: 1-800-422-5623
Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest: (360) 565-3121
For information about fires on local beaches
Washington State Parks: (360) 902-8844
For daily updates on burn restriction
Contact DNR at 1-800-323-BURN or visit the website at www2.wadnr.gov/burn-risk then click on fire information in the far right corner.