Sept. 26, 2017
As agreed upon by the Fire Chiefs of East Jefferson County, in the best interest and safety of the public, the established 2017 county wide burn ban will be extended until further noticed. Further review of the fire danger within Jefferson County will occur in mid-October.
The burn ban will be in effect for all land clearing burns within Jefferson County.
Beginning October 1, 2017, – Recreational Fires will be allowed.
Requirements for recreational fires are defined by the international fire code (2015 IFC – Section 307) and the Washington State Administrative code (173-425-050). Outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fire place, portable outdoor fire place, barbeque grill or barbeque pit and has a total fuel area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purpose. Fires used for debris or rubbish disposal are not considered recreational fires and are illegal.
As previously noted, all county-wide burning is subject to immediate closure at any time due to an unusual fire danger index, or in the event air stagnation conditions exists as determined by the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Olympic Region Clean Air Authority and/or the Department of Natural Resources.