County-Wide Burn Ban Effective Saturday

A ban on all burning including recreational fires goes into effect in Mason County at 8 AM Saturday, August 11, 2018. The use of Charcoal briguettes, gas and propane barbecues will continue. The burn ban will be in effect until further notice.

This ban also applies to the City of Shelton.

Below is a news release from Mason County:

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.

*Lands protected by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may have different restrictions. To find out more information or determine if you are in a Department of Natural Resources area visit www.dnr.wa.gov or call the DNR South Puget Sound Region at 360-825-1631.

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

The City of Shelton released the following information:

The Fire Marshal has determined that current weather conditions require the need to implement a complete burn ban in the City of Shelton. Effective Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., all fires, including recreational fires, are banned within the city limits of the City of Shelton.