Recreational Fires and Barbecues Now Allowed

Mason County has relaxed some burn restrictions. As off Tuesday, September 22, 2020, recreational fires “in conforming fire pits”, and the use of charcoal briquette barbecues are now allowed but other outdoor burning including land clearing and yard debris fires are still prohibited.

A news release posted to the County’s website (not sent to MasonWebTV Powered by HCC) says:

COUNTY- WIDE OUTDOOR BURN Restrictions *
EFFECTIVE 00:01 AM — Tuesday— Sep 22, 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. Recently received moisture allows a relaxation regarding recreational fires. This restriction allows recreational fires in conforming fire pits . The use of charcoal briquettes, gas and
propane barbeques will continue to be allowed under the restrictions.

*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.