Effective Friday, August 5 at 12:00 AM until further notice, the Pierce County Fire Marshal, in partnership with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association, has declared a county-wide burn ban for Unincorporated Pierce County. This ban is due to current and predicted dry weather conditions.
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