Burn Ban Lifted in Thurston County

Effective 12:01 a.m on Oct. 1, 2016, the annual summer-long FIre Safety Burn Ban in Thurston County is lifted.

Outdoor burning is permanently banned — statewide — in all Cities and Urban Growth Areas (UGAs). Residents outside the UGAs in unincorporated Thurston County must get a free burn permit from ORCAA. That permit is available online or by calling 360-539-7610. The online Permit Form is found here:

Thurston County Burn Permit

Burn Ban Lifted in Jefferson County

Effective 10/1/2016, the Burn Ban will be lifted for all of eastern Jefferson County. Land clearing permits will be available at EJFR’s headquarters, located at 24 Seton Rd. at the entrance to the Glen Cove Industrial Park.

No open burning is ever allowed within the city limits of Port Townsend and in the Urban Growth Area (UGA) of Irondale/Port Hadlock.

To see a map of the boundaries of the Irondale/Port Hadlock UGA, click here.

For information on the normal burn regulations in our district, click on the PDF below:

EJFR Burning Guidelines

For additional information regarding burning status in all Washington state counties, please contact Washington Burn Bans.


Urban Growth areas, including Port Angeles, Sequim, Carlsborg, Forks, Joyce, Clallam Bay, and Sekiu, are restricted from outdoor burning, through Washington State law.

Outside the UGA, contact your local Fire District for burning regulations and permit requirements.

– Clallam County Department of Community Development