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Burn Ban Status

BURN BAN ANNOUNCEMENT

Effective Friday, June 25th at 8:00AM 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.

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Burn Ban FAQs
FAQ1

YES!

The fire safety burn ban does not apply to setting off legal fireworks in Unincorporated Pierce County during the designated discharge times during the Independence Day holiday season.

For more information on fireworks discharge times, click here. 

FAQ2

YES!

The use of gas, propane, and charcoal self-contained stoves and barbeques are allowed under the fire safety burn ban.

FAQ3

YES!

This ban does not apply to small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or private property with the owner’s permission.

Please see below for specific details on fire pit regulations.


FAQ4

The burn ban applies to all land clearing and yard debris outdoor burning in Unincorporated Pierce County. Please contact your local fire district to obtain a burn permit.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of Fire Districts in Pierce County.

FAQ5

This ban only applies to residents in Unincorporated Pierce County. For residents of incorporated Pierce County cities, please contact your local jurisdiction for requirements.

Not sure if you're located in unincorporated Pierce County? Click here to view a map.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of Fire Districts in Pierce County.

Fire Pit Regulations
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  5. WIND

The fire must be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds. Do not use the fire pit for debris disposal.

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Outdoor Burning Regulations

WHAT & WHEN you can burn outside.

Learn WHAT and WHEN you can burn outside on this weeks episode of ”Wednesdays with Wohrle”

Posted by Central Pierce Fire & Rescue on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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
OUTDOOR BURNING PERMITS

WHO REGULATES OUTDOOR BURNING?

Outdoor burning is regulated by Pierce County in partnership with the local fire districts, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and DNR .

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Fire Districts
 FIRE DISTRICT  CITIES/TOWNS
 #3 WEST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 564-1623
LAKEWOOD
STEILACOOM
UNIVERSITY PLACE
 #5 GIG HARBOR FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 851-3111
GIG HARBOR
 #6 CENTRAL PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 538-6400
ELK PLAIN
FREDERICKSON
MIDLAND
PARKLAND
PUYALLUP
SOUTH HILL
SPANAWAY
SUMMIT
SUMMIT VIEW
#10 TACOMA FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 591-5737
FIFE
TACOMA
#13 BROWNS POINT/DASH POINT FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 952-4776
 
#14 RIVERSIDE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 922-5644
 
 #16 KEY PENINSULA FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 884-2222
 
#17 SOUTH PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
NOT ISSUING BURN PERMITS AT THIS TIME
(253) 847-4333
EATONVILLE
ROY
#18 ORTING VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 893-2221
ORTING
#21 GRAHAM FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 847-8811
GRAHAM
#22 EAST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 863-1800
BONNEY LAKE
EDGEWOOD
MILTON
SOUTH PRAIRIE
SUMNER
#23 PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 569-2752
ASHFORD
ELBE
#25 CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 663-2634
 
#26 GREENWATER FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 663-2522
 
#27 ANDERSON ISLAND FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 884-4040
ANDERSON ISLAND

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