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Outdoor Burn Ban Begins Monday

posted Jun 28, 2019, 2:19 PM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated Jun 28, 2019, 2:19 PM ]
Pierce County Fire Marshal has declared a county-wide outdoor burn ban, beginning July 1, 2019. This ban is due to current and predicted dry weather, and the forecast of possible drought conditions.


The burn ban applies to all land clearing and 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 gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbecues are allowed under the ban.

Recreational Fires Must Comply with the Following:
  1. Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds and not be used as debris disposal;
  2. Grow no larger than three feet in diameter;
  3. Be located 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;
  4. Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire like hand tools and a charged garden hose or not less than two 5 gallon buckets of water;
  5. No burning when winds exceed 5 MPH.
Please refer any inquiries regarding this fire safety burn ban to,, or the Burn Ban hotline at (253) 798-7278. Thank you for your cooperation.