NEWS RELEASE September 19, 2017 Contact: Grays Harbor County Fire Marshal's Office (360) 249-4222
For information and questions regarding burn restrictions in State Parks and on local beaches contact Washington State Parks a (360) 725-9770 or visit the following link http://parks.state.wa.us/843/Pacific-Coast-Region.
Outdoor Burn Restriction in Grays Harbor County
MONTESANO- Effective 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, September 19, 2017. With the recent cooler and wetter weather forecasted to continue the Grays Harbor County Fire Marshals’ Office, Fire Districts and Fire Departments will be lifting some of the restrictions on outdoor burning. All residential burning, along with land clearing burning will be prohibited until further notice.
Recreational campfires are allowed if built in improved fire pits in designated campgrounds, such as those typically found in local, county, and state parks and in commercial campgrounds.
On private land, campfires are permitted with the landowner's permission if built in the following approved manner:
• The campfire shall be no greater than 3-feet in diameter and constructed of a ring of metal, stone or brick 8-inches above ground surface, with a 2-foot- wide area cleared down to exposed soil surrounding the outside of the pit.
• The campfire shall have an area at least 10-feet around it cleared of all flammable material and at least 20-feet of clearance from overhead flammable materials or fuels.
• The campfire must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16-years old with the ability to extinguish the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.
Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.
For more information on local fire restrictions:
Grays Harbor County: Fire Marshal's Office at (360) 249-4222
Fire Districts: Emergency pages of the local telephone book City Fire Departments: Government pages of the local telephone book
Washington State Department of Natural Resources:
Pacific Cascade Regional Office at (360) 577-2025
Olympic Region Office at (360) 374-2811
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency: 1-800-422-5623
Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest: (360) 565-3121
Washington State Parks: (360) 902-8844
For updates on burn restrictions:
Contact the Grays Harbor County Fire Marshals’ office @ 360 249-4222 or, DNR at 1-800-323-BURN or visit the website at www.fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/ then click on fire information in the far right corner.
Contact ORCAA at 1-800-422-5623 or visit their website at www.orcaa.org.