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Thurston County’s annual Burn Ban goes into affect this Saturday




– “The annual Thurston County Fire-Safety Burn Ban begins Saturday, July 15, 2017.”
“These seasonal bans continue through September 30. The fire curtailments an enacted annually as summer’s dry, hot weather creates greater regional fire dangers.

The Fire Safety Burn Bans apply to residential yard-waste burning as well as all Land Clearing Burns. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has yet to announce the start of the seasonal burn ban on DNR-protected lands, but that restriction is typically implemented by mid-July statewide.

At this time, recreational fires are allowed in all counties on private residential properties and in established fire rings within official county, state or federal campgrounds.

The restrictions on outdoor burning during the summer has resulted in a significant drop in brush fires and property damage each of the past several years, according to fire officials,” quoting the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA).
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Posted by Steve on July 13, 2017 at 12:03 am | Permalink

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