Burn Ban in effect for Grays Harbor
Starting today, the Fire Districts and Fire Departments in Grays Harbor County have enacted a burn ban throughout the county. All land outdoor burning will be prohibited until further notice..
There has been a burn ban in effect on Department of Natural Resources lands since July 1, scheduled through September 30.
Recreational campfires are allowed if built in fire pits in designated campgrounds. On private land, campfires are permitted with the landowner’s permission if built in the following approved manner:
- The campfire shall be no greater than 3-feet in diameter and constructed of a ring of metal, stone or brick 8-inches above ground surface, with a 2-foot- wide area cleared down to exposed soil surrounding the outside of the pit.
- The campfire shall have an area at least 10-feet around it cleared of all flammable material and at least 20-feet of clearance from overhead flammable materials or fuels.
- The campfire must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16-years old with the ability to extinguish the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.
The Grays Harbor Fire Marshal reminds residents to completely extinguish approved 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.