Due to the amount of recent rainfall in the past week, a decision was made to lift the current burn ban effective at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5. This is a consensus decision by the Department of Natural Resources and the fire marshals of Pierce, Kitsap, King, and Mason counties.
The lifting of the fire safety burn ban does not affect those areas in Pierce County where burning is prohibited because of environmental or pollution laws nor in areas where the local fire district limits or prohibits burning. Burning in those areas is still not allowed.
Note: Effective July 1, 2008 the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency permanently banned the outdoor burning of land clearing debris in all of Pierce County. For more information, contact the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency at 1-800-552-3565 or www.pscleanair.org.
For further information in Pierce County, call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 253-798-7179 or 1-800-323-BURN.