Due to 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, have set into effect a countywide burn ban limiting all land clearing burning beginning June 25 through September 30, 2021 or until further notice. The burn ban 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 the burn ban earlier than July 1st brings Jefferson County into alignment with Kitsap County, and Clallam County. In addition, as of June 23, 2021 DNR Olympic upgraded fire danger to moderate, meaning all land clearing burning on State Lands is banned.
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
Burn Permit Application – No permits will be issued during the countywide burn ban
For information on the normal burn regulations in our district, click on the PDF below:
For additional information regarding burning status in all Washington state counties: