Burning Information

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Effective September 18th 2015

The Mason County Fire Marshal’s Office in partnership with the Mason County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Washington Department of Natural Resources, has determined that with cooler, wetter weather conditions Mason County is lifting the ban on outdoor burning.  Please continue to burn responsibly and consult the Mason County Fire Marshal’s website for additional information.


For further information, please contact the Mason County Burn Ban Information Line at (360) 427-7799.

Within the Belfair Urban Growth Area(UGA) there is a permanent  burn ban in effect.

Burn piles may be no bigger than 4′ wide x4′ long x4′ high. Burn Barrels are illegal in Washington State.  Washington State regulations state that only natural vegetation may be burned. Washington State defines natural vegetation as:
Unprocessed plant material from herbs, shrubbery, and trees, including grass, weeds, and leaves.

Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to:
Garbage, plastic, cardboard, paper*, construction/demolition debris including all types of lumber, dead animals, asphalt, petroleum products, paints, rubber, metal, or any substance that releases toxic emissions, dense smoke, and/or obnoxious odors when burned.

*A limited amount of paper is allowed to get a fire started but no more may be added after it has been ignited.

For a copy of the Mason County Burning Regulations click here:


Further information regarding burn bans in your local area and state wide can be obtained from ORCAA new online information center.  This is accessed by clicking the link below.