Burn Ban Established 2016
As agreed upon by the Fire Chiefs of East Jefferson County, in the best interest and safety of the public a county wide burn ban will be set into effect July 1, 2016.
July 1 through September 30, 2016 or until further notice, a burn ban will be in effect for all land clearing and outdoor burning within Jefferson County, as recommended by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Jefferson County Board of Fire Chiefs and the Jefferson County Fire Marshal. This burn ban does not currently apply to recreational fires.
Requirements for recreational fires are defined by the international fire code (2015 IFC - Section 307) and the Washington State Administrative code (173-425-050). A recreational fire is defined as outdoor burning of charcoal or firewood where the fuel is not contained in an incinerator, out-door fire place, barbecue grill or barbecue pit. Recreational fires are for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes. Fires used for debris or rubbish disposal are not considered recreational fires and are illegal.
All county-wide burning is subject to immediate closure at any time based on the DNR fire rating for fire danger or air stagnation conditions as determined by the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Olympic Region Clean Air Authority and/or the Department of Natural Recourses.
For more information about fire danger in Jefferson County, please contact your Brinnon Fire Department. Additional information may be available from the Washington State Department of Natural Recourses.
Have a great Summer. Be safe and responsible. Please remember to completely extinguish all fires.