Land Clearing Burn Ban Established 2021

For more information about fire danger in Jefferson County, please contact the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, East Jefferson Fire Rescue or go to East Jefferson Fire Rescue's web site www.ejfr.org or contact your local Fire Department. Additional information may be available from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. ” With the anticipated above average temperatures and extreme natural fuels available the Fire Chiefs of East Jefferson County, in the best interest and safety of the public, a countywide burn ban limiting all land clearing burning will be set into effect beginning June 25 through September 30, 2021 or until further notice. The burn ban at this time does not currently apply to recreational fires or barbeques.

The burn ban will be in effect for all land clearing burns within Jefferson County, as recommended by the Jefferson County Board of Fire Chiefs and the Jefferson County Fire Marshal, established under Jefferson County Resolutions No. 42-05 and 43-05. Establishing he burn ban earlier than July 1st brings Jefferson County into alignment with Kitsap County, and Clallam County. Also, as of June 23, 20201 DNR Olympic upgraded fire danger to Moderate.

Requirements for recreational fires are defined by the International Fire Code (2015 IFC - Section 307) and the Washington State Administrative code (173-425-050). Outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fire place, portable outdoor fire place, barbeque grill or barbeque pit and has a total fuel area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purpose. Fires used for debris or rubbish disposal are not considered recreational fires and are illegal to include the use of burn barrels.   continued....

Commissioner of Public Lands Burn Ban Info 2021 Click here to read.

Jefferson County Burn Ban 2021 pdf Click here to read.

Washington State Dept of Natural Resources Burn Ban Factsheet Click here to read...