The county-wide fire safety burn ban for unincorporated Pierce County will be lifted at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21. This decision was made due to recent rains, the forecast of continued precipitation and moderate temperatures.
Lifting the ban does not affect those areas in Pierce County where burning is prohibited because of environmental or pollution laws, nor in areas where the local fire district limits or prohibits burning. Burning in those areas is still not allowed.
Burning is restricted to natural vegetation from the burn site only. The burning of garbage, paper or other refuse is strictly prohibited at all times. Contact your local fire department to see if you are required to obtain a burning permit.
Check out this episode of "Wednesdays with Wohrle" from Central Pierce Fire & Rescue with some helpful tips on outdoor burning! Remember, if you are planning on burning outdoors other than a standard recreational fire, contact your local fire district before you burn, as you may need to obtain a burn permit. If you are going to have a recreational fire, make sure to follow the guidelines:
Don’t burn outdoor debris, construction debris, or garbage
Only burn dry season firewood, manufactured logs, or charcoal
Make sure the fire is 3 ft wide by 2 ft tall maximum, located in a designated fire pit, and at least 25 ft from any structure
Make sure someone is tending the fire at all times, and has a way to extinguish it located near them
If the fire becomes a nuisance with a neighbor who has health problems, you then need to put the fire out