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2020 BURN BAN LIFTED Opens in new window


In light of recent rains and the forecast of continued precipitation and moderate temperatures, the county-wide fire safety burn ban for unincorporated Pierce County will be lifted Monday, October 5th, 2020 at 8:00 AM.

 

This 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.

 

Burning is restricted to natural vegetation from the burn site only. The burning of garbage, paper, or other refuse is strictly prohibited at all times. Contact your local fire department to see if you are required to obtain a burning permit.

Please see below for additional information on outdoor burning, or contact the Pierce County Fire Marshal’s office at (253) 798-7179.

Outdoor Burning Regulations

WHAT & WHEN you can burn outside.

Learn WHAT and WHEN you can burn outside on this weeks episode of ”Wednesdays with Wohrle”

Posted by Central Pierce Fire & Rescue on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Check out this episode of "Wednesdays with Wohrle" from Central Pierce Fire & Rescue with some helpful tips on outdoor burning! Remember, if you are planning on burning outdoors other than a standard recreational fire, contact your local fire district before you burn, as you may need to obtain a burn permit. If you are going to have a recreational fire, make sure to follow the guidelines:

  • Don’t burn outdoor debris, construction debris, or garbage
  • Only burn dry season firewood, manufactured logs, or charcoal
  • Make sure the fire is 3 ft wide by 2 ft tall maximum, located in a designated fire pit, and at least 25 ft from any structure
  • Make sure someone is tending the fire at all times, and has a way to extinguish it located near them
  • If the fire becomes a nuisance with a neighbor who has health problems, you then need to put the fire out
OUTDOOR BURNING PERMITS

WHO REGULATES OUTDOOR BURNING?

Outdoor burning is regulated by Pierce County in partnership with the local fire districts, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and DNR .

BURN PILE

Burn Ban Status

There are two types of burn bans in Pierce County; Fire Safety Burn Ban and Air Quality Burn Ban. Please see the descriptions below:

FIRE SAFETY - NO BURN BAN

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BURN BAN HOTLINE

To find out which Air Quality Burn Ban Area you are in, please visit www.pscleanair.org.

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Fire Districts
 FIRE DISTRICT  CITIES/TOWNS
 #3 WEST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 564-1623
LAKEWOOD
STEILACOOM
UNIVERSITY PLACE
 #5 GIG HARBOR FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 851-3111
GIG HARBOR
 #6 CENTRAL PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 538-6400
ELK PLAIN
FREDERICKSON
MIDLAND
PARKLAND
PUYALLUP
SOUTH HILL
SPANAWAY
SUMMIT
SUMMIT VIEW
#10 TACOMA FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 591-5737
FIFE
TACOMA
#13 BROWNS POINT/DASH POINT FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 952-4776
 
#14 RIVERSIDE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 922-5644
 
 #16 KEY PENINSULA FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 884-2222
 
#17 SOUTH PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
NOT ISSUING BURN PERMITS AT THIS TIME
(253) 847-4333
EATONVILLE
ROY
#18 ORTING VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 893-2221
ORTING
#21 GRAHAM FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 847-8811
GRAHAM
#22 EAST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 863-1800
BONNEY LAKE
EDGEWOOD
MILTON
SOUTH PRAIRIE
SUMNER
#23 PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 569-2752
ASHFORD
ELBE
#25 CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 663-2634
 
#26 GREENWATER FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 663-2522
 
#27 ANDERSON ISLAND FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 884-4040
ANDERSON ISLAND

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