“County Issues Burn Ban Starting June 23”
“Fire officials strongly discourage fireworks”
“Thurston County officials are issuing a countywide burn ban that will take affect at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 23. This ban covers all of unincorporated Thurston County. The Cities and UGA
already have a full time burning ban. The burn ban decision comes as weather forecasters predict record high temperatures coming later this week along with the possibility of lightning strikes, but little or no precipitation.
“This weather pattern of high temperatures combined with lightening but no rain is expected to last through the Fourth of July weekend. That means the burn ban is a critical part of protecting lives and property. Our local firefighters will have their hands full as it is,” said Resource Stewardship department director Scott Clark, who also serves as the county’s fire marshal.
The countywide ban on outdoor burning applies to all land clearing and yard debris burning,” quoting the Thurston County News Release.