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:
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.
Under an Order issued by the Washington Commissioner of Public Lands earlier this summer, all burn restrictions are still in effectstatewide 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:
Due to wildfire smoke and current air quality conditions, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 air quality burn ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties, effective at 5 PM today, August 20, 2018.
This ban is in effect until further notice and is in addition to existing fire safety burn bans.
The purpose of the burn ban is to reduce any additional harm from excess air pollution and is in addition to existing fire safety burn bans. The Clean Air Agency will continue to closely monitor the situation for purposes of air quality burn bans.
No outdoor burning during a Stage 1 air quality burn ban including:
No charcoal barbeques or similar solid fuel devices
No campfires or bonfires
No fire pits, chimineas, fire bowls, or similar free-standing devices
No fireplaces, uncertified wood stoves, or uncertified inserts*
No agricultural fires (as described in the agricultural burn permit)
Local fire districts do not grant Native American ceremonial fire permits outside of tribal lands during air quality burn bans.
It is OK to use natural gas and propane grills, stoves, or inserts during a Stage 1 burn ban.
* The only exception to using fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves or inserts, is if the homeowner has a previously approved ‘No Other Adequate Source of Heat’ exemption from the Clean Air Agency