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Mason County - Outdoor Burn Ban

posted Aug 15, 2016, 12:34 PM by MBC Web Admin   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 12:37 PM ]
Effective July 29th, Mason county has an Outdoor Burn Ban.

Click on this Web address to see the specific details of the burn ban:  https://www.co.mason.wa.us/news_releases/2016/burn-ban-07282016.pdf  or contact the Mason County Burn Ban Information Line at (360) 427-7799. 

Summary of burn ban details: 

The burn ban applies to
Outdoor Burning, including land clearing and yard debris; with the exception of recreational fires in approved concrete, stone, or metal pits like those commonly found in campgroundsThe use of charcoal briquettes, gas and propane barbecues will continue to be allowed under the ban. 

Recreational fires must:
 
  • Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and not be used as debris disposal. 
  • Grow no larger than three feet in diameter. 
  • Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches. 
  • Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose. 
  • Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative. 
  • No burning when winds exceed 5 MPH. 

  • The fire must not create a nuisance from smoke, obscure visibility
    on public roads and highways, or endanger life and property. 

There is also a state wide burn ban.  Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) burn ban information:   http://www.dnr.wa.gov/burn-bans

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