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.
Current Conditions are Moderate – Level 2
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: