Clallam County cuts short its burn ban

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County canceled its burn ban Thursday, after Jefferson County canceled it Tuesday.

The original burn bans were planned to be in place until this upcoming Tuesday.

“Recreational fires, residential burns and permitted debris fires are now allowed,” said George Bailey, fire marshal, in a press release.

Outdoor burning is restricted in Urban Growth Areas, including Port Angeles, Sequim, Carlsborg, Forks, Joyce, Clallam Bay and Sekiu, Bailey said.

In Jefferson County, East Jefferson Fire-Rescue announced Tuesday that due to the extremely high relative humidity lowering the fire danger in Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Fire Chief’s association agreed on canceling the countywide burn ban.

Land clearing burning is allowed by permit only.

Recreational outdoor fire burning for materials that are not rubbish or contained in an incinerator are limited to outdoor fireplaces, portable out door fireplaces, barbecue grill/pit and has a total fuel area of less than three feet in diameter and two feet in height.

Recreational fires can be for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes.

Fires used for the disposal of debris or rubbish are not considered recreational and are illegal.

For more information on fire danger and air quality, contact local fire stations.

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