Because of continued dry, warm weather, all outdoor burning is prohibited effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in Pierce County. The county’s annual summer burn ban, which went into effect Aug. 10, was upgraded today by Fire Marshal Wayne Wienholz (253-798-7179).
The upgrade, made in cooperation with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Department of Natural Resources, moves the burn ban to Stage 2, which prohibits all open burning, including campfires, recreational fires and field burning until further notice.
Several wildfires are raging in the county and fire fighting resources are seriously stretched. The weather outlook is for continued above-average temperatures and below average precipitation.