Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather condition, an outdoor burning ban for unincorporated areas of Pierce County will go into effect Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.
This restriction bans outdoor burning, except for recreational fires. Recreational fires are less than three feet in diameter and two feet high and are for cooking and pleasure only. Recreational fires must be contained within a fire pit that has been cleared of all combustible material within a 10 foot radius, must be monitored at all times and must have a water source readily available (at a minimum a charged water hose or a five-gallon bucket of water).
This burn ban will be in effect until further notice. Citizens within the boundaries of an incorporated city or town, please check with your local fire department for current burn ban information.
If you have an approved Department of Natural Resources (DNR) burn permit and/or your property falls under the jurisdiction of the DNR you are advised to call 1-800-323-BURN for more information.
With the continuing dry weather conditions, we ask that any recreational fires be considered very carefully. Please contact our Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 253-798-7278 for updated information or our website www.piercecountywa.org/fpb .