9/29/22 Burn Ban Extended

Based on the information obtained from the DNR, the Fire Chiefs of East Jefferson County have agreed to lower the fire restrictions to a moderate level. This will allow for recreational campfires, BBQ briquettes, shooting, etc.
The Fire Chiefs also agree to extend the debris burn restrictions per County ordinance. The restrictions will be reviewed again on Monday October 10th based on current atmospheric conditions and possible rain accumulation.

Current Conditions are Moderate – Level 2

Restrictions include: Land Clearing and yard debris burning.

Burn Ban On as of July 1, 2022

Land clearing and yard debris burns are currently banned.

The Fire Chiefs of East Jefferson County, have called for a county-wide ban on outdoor burning other than recreational fires, in the best interest, and safety of the public, fire fighters, and first responders. A countywide burn ban limiting all Land Clearing burns will begin July 1st and continue through September 30, 2022 or until further notice. The ban was recommended by the Jefferson County Board of Fire Chiefs, the Jefferson County Fire Marshal, and the Board of County Commissioners and established under Jefferson County Resolution No. 30-05. The burn ban does not apply to recreational fires at this time.  

DNR wildfire and agency leadership

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz oversees the Department of Natural Resources and its responsibility to prevent and fight wildfires on 13 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestlands. This includes supervising the state’s largest  fire department, which participates in Washington’s coordinated interagency approach to firefighting, as well as managing 3 million acres of state trust lands, 2.6 million acres of state aquatic lands, 96 state natural areas, rule administration across 12 million acres of Washington forestlands, and the Washington State Geology Survey.

Local Burning Guidelines

EJFR Land Clearing & Burning Policy

EJFR Land Clearing & Burning SOG

Burn Permit Application – No permits will be issued during the countywide burn ban

Map of the boundaries of the Irondale/Port Hadlock UGA.

For information on the normal burn regulations in our district, click on the PDF below:

Outdoor Burning Guidelines

Burn Barrel Information

For additional information regarding burning status in all Washington state counties:

Washington Burn Bans.

Burning Alternatives for yard waste via the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA)