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For current Fire Safety Burn Ban information, contact your local Fire District or the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/
Questions about Burn Bans on federal lands should be directed to the U.S. Forest Service, Region 6: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r6/alert-notices
For AIR QUALITY BURN BANS, contact your local Clean Air Agency.
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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:
- Grays Harbor
- San Juan
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 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:
San Juan County: A Burn Ban will begin Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at noon. Elevated temperatures for extended periods and our lack of precipitation has created a high fire danger in San Juan County, and across the region. San Juan County will be prohibiting all outdoor burning with the exception of propane barbecues.
No outdoor fires of any kind are allowed. This includes recreational fires as well as the use of backyard fire kettles, chimneys, or fire pits.
Similar bans are already in effect throughout all lands protected by the Department of Natural Resources and throughout Island , Skagit, and Whatcom Counties.
It is worth noting that Washington State Parks may have different rules for burning check their website for burning rules here: https://parks.state.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/5654/Statewide-Burn-Ban?bidId=
These changes to burning restrictions are likely to continue into the fall when the seasonal rains return. Check the San Juan County Fire Marshal’s Office website for the most up to date burning information. https://www.sanjuanco.com/1091/Fire-Risk-Burn-Permits