With the recent heavy rainfall and ground saturation the Grays Harbor County Fire Marshal’s office and Fire Districts, are lifting restrictions on some outdoor burning in Grays Harbor County.
Under the latest rules, the use of charcoal briquettes and recreational campfires are allowed if built in improved barbeques, fire pits or in designated campgrounds, such as those typically found in local, county, state parks or commercial campgrounds.
On private land, campfires are permitted with the landowner’s permission if built in the following approved manner:
Officials remind residents to completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch.
The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.
Please contact your local fire district for further information and also the Washington State Department of Natural Resources for updates on burn restrictions at 1-800-323-BURN or visit their website at www2.wadnr.gov/burn-risk. Contact ORCAA at 1-800-422-5623 or visit their website at www.orcaa.org.
*** For information about fires on local BEACHES, contact ***
Washington State Parks: (360) 902-8844
For more information on local fire restrictions
Fire Districts: Emergency pages of the local telephone book
Grays Harbor County: Fire Marshal’s Office at (360) 249-4222
City Fire Departments: Government pages of the local telephone book
Washington State Department of Natural Resources: Pacific Cascade Regional Office at (360) 577-2025 or Olympic Region Office at (360) 374-2811
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency: 1-800-422-5623
Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest: (360) 565-3121
For daily updates on burn restrictions
Contact DNR at 1-800-323-BURN or visit the website at www2.wadnr.gov/burn-risk then click on fire information in the far right corner.
Contact ORCAA at 1-800-422-5623 or visit their website at www.orcaa.org.