A countywide burn ban effective at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 20 has been declared by Pierce County Fire Marshal Wayne Wienholz announced.
The ban was prompted by forecast dry and hot weather conditions and the ban will be in effect until further notice. It applies to all outdoor burning except small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved camp grounds or on private property with the owner’s permission. Persons with approved DNR burn permits may call 800-323-BURN for burn ban information.
The burn ban declaration was issued in cooperation with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs Association and the Department of Natural Resources.