Burn ban ends in Jefferson County

Leader news staff
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Posted 10/1/20

Jefferson County Fire Marshal Brian W. Tracer announced Wednesday the countywide burn ban has been canceled as of Thursday, Oct. 1.

In the announcement, Tracer said the state Department of Natural …

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Burn ban ends in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County Fire Marshal Brian W. Tracer announced Wednesday the countywide burn ban has been canceled as of Thursday, Oct. 1.

In the announcement, Tracer said the state Department of Natural Resources on the Olympic Peninsula has reported the fire danger as low.

Land-clearing burning will be allowed by permit only.

Requirements for recreational fires remain the same, but fires used for debris or rubbish disposal are not considered recreational fires and remain illegal.

The announcement of the end of the burn ban also stressed that all county-wide burning is subject to immediate closure at any time, in the event air stagnation conditions or poor environmental conditions exists as determined by the state Department of Ecology, the Olympic Region Clean Air Authority, and the Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Fire Chiefs and the Jefferson County Fire Marshal.

For more information about fire danger or air quality within Jefferson County, contact East Jefferson Fire Rescue at 360-385-2626, or go to East Jefferson Fire Rescue’s website at www.ejfr.org.

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