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posted Jun 24, 2021, 8:43 AM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated Jun 24, 2021, 8:45 AM ]

County-wide Burn Ban starts at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 25, affecting Anderson Island. 

The Pierce County Fire Marshal has declared the ban is due to current and predicted dry weather conditions and applies to all yard debris outdoor burning. 

This ban does not apply to small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or private property with the owner’s permission. The use of self-contained stoves and barbecues that are gas or propane is allowed under the ban. 

Recreational Fires must follow these requirements: 
  • Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and not used as debris disposal.
  • Grow no larger than three feet in diameter. 
  • Be in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches. 
  • Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire like hand tools and a garden hose attached to a water faucet that is on, or not less than two five-gallon buckets of water. 
  • No burning when winds exceed 5 mph.
Please see the Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau’s website for additional information at piercecountywa.gov/fpb. If you have any questions, contact Anderson Island Fire/Rescue at 
<a href="tel: 253-884-4040">253-884-4040</a>


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