Burn Ban Update: No Recreational Fires Countywide

Officials have updated the burn ban in Mason County. As of 8 AM Wednesday, September 6, 2017, recreational fires will no longer by allowed due to high fire danger and continued extremely dry conditions. This ban is in effect until further notice.

The Mason County Community Development Director, as acting Fire Marshal, and in partnership with the Mason County Fire Chiefs’ Association, has determined that current weather conditions within Mason County have created substantial fire dangers and that there is a need to enact restriction on outdoor burning to all lands regulated by Mason County.

This burn ban applies to OUTDOOR BURNING, including land clearing and yard debris; and INCLUDES prohibition of recreational fires. The use of charcoal briquettes, gas and propane barbecues will continue to be allowed under the ban.

Last week, the City of Shelton banned recreational fires with in the City Limits.

The original burn ban went into effect on July 15th.