Hoquiam Fire Chief Paul Dean tells KXRO that as the State Department of Natural Resources has instituted a a state wide burn ban on all forest lands, the City of Hoquiam is following suit.
Officials have banned all outdoor burning in Washington on Department of Natural Resources land because of multiple wildfires and smoke.
The ban announced Tuesday prohibits outdoor burning on state forests, state parks and forestlands under DNR fire protection.
Anyone caught violating the burn ban can face fines.
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz said “Wildfire and smoke is affecting every community around the state as we see the hot, dry summer take its toll on our forests. Without any relief from this weather in the foreseeable future and with our firefighters spread across the Northwest, we can no longer allow outdoor burning anywhere in Washington.”
Burn restrictions on federally-owned lands, such as national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges or other areas are administered by federal agencies.
The Hoquiam Fire Department is placing a ban on all outdoor burning to include recreational fires within the city limits of Hoquiam effective September 6th until further notice.
At this time, this ban will not impact the Loggers’ Playday fireworks.
If anyone has any questions they can contact the Hoquiam Fire Department at 360-538-3962