Burn ban archives for: Grays Harbor County

For more information on current Burn Bans within this county, contact the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency, 2940 Limited Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502: (360) 539-7610 https://www.ORCAA.org

DNR lifts all burn restrictions in most Western Washington Counties as of 10/2/18

Effective 10/2/2018 the fire danger for is Low so the seasonal DNR Fire Safety Burn Bans have been lifted  in the following counties:

  • Clallam
  • Clark
  • Cowlitz
  • Grays Harbor
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Mason
  • Pacific
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Skamania
  • Snohomish
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum
  • Whatcom

If you have a written burning permit from DNR, burning is allowed subject to the conditions of your permit.

you have questions or would like to obtain a DNR burning permit for silvicultural burning, please call Olympic Region DNR at 360-374-2800. Fireworks and incendiary devices such as exploding targets, sky lanterns or tracer ammunition are always illegal on all DNR protected lands, which includes unimproved private property.

Grays Harbor Burn Ban Info 10/1/18

NEWS RELEASE

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

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

Burn Ban Lifted in Grays Harbor County

MONTESANO — Effective 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, October 2nd , 2018, 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 lifting burn restrictions to allow recreational campfires and residential burning, along with land clearing and silvicultural [forest practices] burning throughout Grays Harbor County.

For daily updates on burn restrictions

Contact DNR at 1-800-323-BURN or visit the website at www.wadnr.gov/burn-risk then click on fire information in the far right corner.

Contact ORCAA at 1-800-422-5623 or visit their website at www.orcaa.org

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

Washington State Parks: (360) 902-8844

For information about fires on Local Beaches

Washington State Parks: (360) 902-8844.

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

WAC 352-37-105.

 

Due to Moderate Fire Danger, Outdoor Burn Ban continues

Under an Order issued by the Washington Commissioner of Public Lands earlier this summer, all burn restrictions are still in effect statewide on DNR protected lands. This includes outdoor burning, the use of charcoal briquettes, and prescribed burns on all forest lands within the State of Washington under Department of Natural Resources fire protection.

Recreational Fires in approved fire pits within designated state, county, municipal or other campgrounds are still allowed. Always check with local campground hosts before lighting a campfire. Fireworks and incendiary devices such as exploding targets, sky lanterns or tracer ammunition are always illegal on all DNR protected lands, which includes unimproved private property.

Check with your local fire district and the county website for any further restrictions. Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on DNR’s website at www.dnr.wa.gov/OutdoorBurning. The outdoor burning ban order included a Sept. 30 end date, but the moderate fire danger has prompted local fire officials with DNR to continue that ban indefinitely.

Contact the Washington DNR for updates on when the DNR BURN BAN will be lifted:

Wildfire Division
360-902-1300
Fax 360-902-1757

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

NEWS RELEASE

 

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 www2.wadnr.gov/burn-risk then click on fire information in the far right corner.

 

Contact ORCAA at 1-800-422-5623 or visit their website at www.orcaa.org.