The Pierce County Stage 2 burn has been downgraded to Stage 1 effective at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20. All outdoor burning is prohibited except for recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or on private property with the owner’s permission. Persons with approved DNR burn permits may call 800-323-BURN for information.
The Stage 2 ban, which went into effect Sept. 6, prohibited all open burning, including campfires, recreational fires and field burning.
For more information: Wayne Wienholz, Pierce County Fire Marshal, 253-798-7179; or
Jody Woodcock, Pierce County Emergency Management, 253-798-7021.