The City of Montesano announced that they have instituted a burn ban.
The ban, which began on Monday, August 17, prohibits all outdoor burning within city limits.
Currently the ban will be in place through September 30, 2020.
The Montesano Fire Department says that recreational campfires will be allowed if built in an approved fire pit.
Fire officials state that the burn ban is a proactive measure .
All city burn permits issued in 2020 are valid through December 31, 2020.