Some restrictions lifted in burn ban

Posted 10/1/20

Jefferson County fire chiefs and Jefferson County Fire Marshal Brian Tracer have modified the burn ban that was put in place Sept. 7.

Campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes are now allowed …

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Some restrictions lifted in burn ban

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Jefferson County fire chiefs and Jefferson County Fire Marshal Brian Tracer have modified the burn ban that was put in place Sept. 7.

Campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes are now allowed within Jefferson County.

Local fire chiefs based their decision on recent changes in weather in western Washington, the forecasted precipitation, lower temperatures, and high humidity levels that have helped abate fire hazard conditions.

Officials note that a burn ban is still in effect for all land clearing/debris burning within Jefferson County until at least Sept. 30.

A recreational fire is defined as outdoor burning of firewood or charcoal where the fuel is not contained in a barbecue grill, barbecue pit, an incinerator, or outdoor fireplace. Recreational fires are for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes. 

Fires used for debris, rubbish and garbage disposal are not considered recreational fires and are illegal.

For more information about fire danger in Jefferson County, visit East Jefferson Fire Rescue’s website at www.ejfr.org. 

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