Ban on Recreational Fires Begins Friday

Mason County will begin banning recreational fires at 8 AM Friday, August 28, 2020. These burn restrictions will be in effect until further notice.

On July 16th, fire officials enacted restrictions on outdoor burning including land clearing and yard debris but allowed recreational fires in conforming fire pits. At 8 AM Friday, all outdoor burning – with the exception of charcoal briquettes, gas and propane barbecues – will not be allowed.

Mason County News Release:

COUNTY-WIDE OUTDOOR BURN RESTRICTIONS*
EFFECTIVE 8:00 AM—Friday—Aug. 28, 2020
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 restriction applies to OUTDOOR BURNING, including land clearing and yard debris; and INCLUDES prohibition of recreational fires. The use of charcoal briquettes, gas and propane barbeques 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