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.
For additional information or instructions, please contact the Pierce County Fire Marshal’s office at 253-798-7179 or visit their website www.piercecountywa.gov/fpb.
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Mike Halliday, public information specialist