Fire Level Decreased, Campfires allowed on private property in Grays Harbor County



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Contact: Grays Harbor County Fire Marshal’s Office (360) 249-4222


Fire Level Decreased, Campfires allowed on private property


MONTESANO —Effective 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, With the recent wet 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 easing restrictions on outdoor burning allowing campfires on private land. Residential burning of yard debris, land clearing and silvicultural [forest practices] burning is prohibited until further notice.


Campfires are allowed on private property in fire pits where the following is observed;


  • The campfire shall be no greater than 3-feet in diameter and constructed of a ring of metal, stone or brick 8-inches above ground surface, with a 2-foot- wide area cleared down to exposed soil surrounding the outside of the pit.
  • The campfire shall have an area at least 10-feet around it cleared of all flammable material and at least 20-feet of clearance from overhead flammable materials or fuels.
  • The campfire must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16-years old with the ability to extinguish the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.


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


  • All beach fires must be located 100 feet minimum from the dunes and comply with

WAC 352-37-105.


Washington State Parks: (360) 902-8844.


For daily updates on burn restrictions


Contact DNR at 1-800-323-BURN or visit the website at then click on fire information in the far right corner.


Contact ORCAA at 1-800-422-5623 or visit their website at

2018 Lifting of County-Wide Burn Ban in Pierce County

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 today.
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.

Snohomish County burn ban LIFTED as of 9/15/18 at 8am

IMPLEMENTED BY:    Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office

ISSUED BY:                  Michael W. McCrary, Snohomish County Fire Marshal

CONTACT:                   Terri Irwin, 425-388-3557

DATE OF RELEASE:     September 14, 2018 

Outdoor Burning Ban Lifted for Unincorporated Snohomish County

EVERETT, Snohomish County—Due to anticipated rains and cooler weather conditions, effective Saturday September 15th, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., the burn ban is lifted for all of the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County by order of the Snohomish County Fire Marshal, Michael McCrary.  

This means that those individuals who have a current residential burn permit for yard debris will now be allowed to burn.  The burn pile must not exceed 4’ x 4’ x 3’.  Recreational fires are allowed in approved fire pits without a burn permit.  However, the fire pit must be constructed of a noncombustible material such as concrete or metal and shall be a minimum of 15 feet from structures.  A recreational fire by definition is a cooking fire or campfire using charcoal or firewood.  These fires may not be greater than three feet in diameter and/or two feet in height.  Water must also be immediately available.

Please note: Garbage, household trash, lumber, building construction waste, or demolition debris may not be burned.

If you live in Arlington, Brier, Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Monroe, Mukilteo, Stanwood or Sultan, please contact your local fire department for burn restrictions.  For those residents living within the boundaries of another city or town not listed above, please check with your local fire department for current burning ban information.

We continue to ask you to use caution at this time of year, and if you have any additional questions please contact your local fire agency.  Please contact our Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.

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