Jefferson County, WA is now under a normal summer burn ban. This ban prohibits burning of yard debris and all other open burning other than recreational or ceremonial campfires in burn pits and charcoal barbecues. The burn ban is expected to be lifted on 10/1/2018.
For more information, burning regulations and updates, please visit East Jefferson Fire Rescue at www.ejfr.org.
East Jefferson Fire Rescue
24 Seton Rd.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Effective immediately, the burn ban has been completely lifted. This means that yard debris burns of no larger than 3’x3’ and land-clearing burns (by permit only) are now allowed in Jefferson County Fire Protection District 1.
Remember, yard debris burns are never allowed within the limits of the City of Port Townsend and the Urban Growth Areas of Port Hadlock and Irondale. In these areas, only recreational fires of less than 3’x3’ are allowed.
East Jefferson Fire Rescue
Mailing Address: 24 Seton Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Administrative Office: 360.385.2626
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.
Sept. 26, 2017
As agreed upon by the Fire Chiefs of East Jefferson County, in the best interest and safety of the public, the established 2017 county wide burn ban will be extended until further noticed. Further review of the fire danger within Jefferson County will occur in mid-October.
The burn ban will be in effect for all land clearing burns within Jefferson County.
Beginning October 1, 2017, – Recreational Fires will be allowed.
Requirements for recreational fires are defined by the international fire code (2015 IFC – Section 307) and the Washington State Administrative code (173-425-050). Outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fire place, portable outdoor fire place, barbeque grill or barbeque pit and has a total fuel area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purpose. Fires used for debris or rubbish disposal are not considered recreational fires and are illegal.
As previously noted, all county-wide burning is subject to immediate closure at any time due to an unusual fire danger index, or in the event air stagnation conditions exists as determined by the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Olympic Region Clean Air Authority and/or the Department of Natural Resources.