Local Burning Guidelines
As of September 30, 2020, the Washington State Department of Natural Resourses here on the Olympic Peninsula advised the fire danger as low. In an effort to align with our neighbors and as agreed upon by the Jefferson County Fire Chief’s Association, the established 2020 countywide burn ban per county code 43-05 will be canceled, beginning October 1, 2020.
Land clearing burning will be allowed by permit only. Requirements for recreational fires remain the same, which 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.
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: