A burn ban goes in effect for Pacific County, starting this weekend.
Pacific County Fire Marshal Tim Crose announced that the county will be implementing a “Burn Ban” effective Friday, June 21 at 8:00 a.m.
Pacific County Fire Districts and Departments are working in cooperation with the Washington Department of Natural Resources and other SW Washington Counties to enact enacting restrictions on all outdoor burning until conditions moderate in the fall.
All residential burning associated with land clearing will be prohibited until further notice.
In their release, Pacific County Community Development reports that recreational campfires will still be allowed if built in improved fire pits in designated campgrounds, such as those typically found in local, county, and state parks and in commercial campgrounds.
On private land, campfires are permitted with certain regulations:
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.
You can also contact our office in Long Beach at 360-642-9382; or South Bend at 360-875-9356.