Burning Information

 

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BURN BAN IN EFFECT 

 

Recreational Fires Still Allowed

 

Press Release

“Outdoor Burn Ban In Effect July 11th at 12pm”

 

Effective July 11th at 12:00pm the Mason County Fire Marshal’s Office in conjunction with the Mason County Fire Chiefs have issued a County wide burn ban restricting all outdoor burning to include residential, agricultural, and land clearing fires.  Recreational fires are currently approved and must meet the following conditions:

 

  • Fires shall be in metal or concrete fire pits, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds.
  • Recreational fires are not used for yard debris disposal.
  • Maximum size of three feet in diameter.
  • 10 foot fire break constructed around the fire with a 20 foot vertical clearance.
  • Fire must be 25 feet away from a structure or other combustible material.
  • Must not create a nuisance from smoke or endanger life or property.
  • Adult in attendance with equipment capable of extinguishing the fire at all times.

 

Further information about Outdoor Burning may be obtained at:

http://www.co.mason.wa.us/community_dev/fire_marshal/index.php

 

 

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.

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/outdoor_woodsmoke/residentialburn.htm