Burn ban archives for: Grays Harbor County

Outdoor Burn Restrictions as of July 1, 2018 in Grays Harbor County

NEWS RELEASE

Friday, June 29, 2018

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

Outdoor Burning Restricted in Grays Harbor County

MONTESANO — Effective 12:01 A.M. Sunday, July 1, 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 enacting restrictions on all outdoor burning. All residential burning, along with land clearing and silvicultural [forest practices] burning will be prohibited until further notice.

Recreational campfires are allowed if built in improved fire pits in designated campgrounds, such as those typically found in local, county, and state parks and in commercial campgrounds. On private land, campfires are permitted with the landowner’s permission if built in the following approved manner:

  • 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

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.

DNR Lifts Burn Restrictions in Pacific Region effective Oct. 1, 2017

Effective 0001 October 11, 2017 fire danger rating will be reduced to low.

If you have a written burning permit from DNR, burning is allowed subject to the conditions of your permit. For land clearing and residential backyard burning, please contact Olympic Region Clean Air Agency at 1-800-422-5623 for burning regulations.

If you have questions or would like to obtain a DNR burning permit for silvicultural burning, please call Olympic Region DNR at 360-374-2800.

https://www.dnr.wa.gov/burn-restrictions

Outdoor Burn Restrictions Lifted Oct. 10, 2017 in Grays Harbor County

News Release  October 10, 2017

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

Outdoor Burn Restrictions Lifted in

Grays Harbor County

MONTESANO- Effective immediately, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, With the recent cooler and wetter weather forecasted to continue the Grays Harbor County Fire Marshals’ Office, Fire Districts and Fire Departments will be lifting the restrictions on outdoor burning.

All residential burning, along with land clearing burning is allowed.

Residents should remember;

  • Check with local officials regarding burn permit requirements in your area before burning
  • Burn Barrels and other containers are NOT allowed and are illegal under State law.
  • Burn only natural vegetation from your own property. Burning of trash is strictly prohibited.
  • Fires must be attended at all times.
  • Do not create a nuisance. You are responsible for your fire. Creating smoke, odor and ash that unreasonably impacts neighboring properties is illegal.

Grays Harbor Fire Ban Lifted October 10, 2017

MONTESANO- Effective immediately, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, With the recent cooler and wetter weather forecasted to continue the Grays Harbor County Fire Marshals’ Office, Fire Districts and Fire Departments will be lifting the restrictions on outdoor burning.

All residential burning, along with land clearing burning is allowed.

Residents should remember;

  • Check with local officials regarding burn permit requirements in your area before burning
  • Burn Barrels and other containers are NOT allowed and are illegal under State law.
  • Burn only natural vegetation from your own property. Burning of trash is strictly prohibited.
  • Fires must be attended at all times.
  • Do not create a nuisance. You are responsible for your fire. Creating smoke, odor and ash that unreasonably impacts neighboring properties is illegal.

For more information on local fire restrictions

  • ORCAA, Olympic Region Clean Air Agency: 1-800- 422-5623
  • 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 National Park and Olympic National Forest: (360) 565-3121
  • Washington State Parks: (360) 902-8844

For updates on burn restrictions, Contact the Grays Harbor County Fire Marshals’ office @ 360 249-4222 or, 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.