2021 Burn Ban Amendment

BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF JEFFERSON COUNTY

*ALL OUTDOOR BURNING*

EFFECTIVE July 2, 2021 — AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, a burn ban will be in effect for all outdoor burning, INCLUDING RECREATIONAL FIRES, PITS AND THE USE OF CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES, within Jefferson County, per Resolution 31 21, as recommended by the Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Jefferson County Board of Fire Chiefs and the Jefferson County Fire Marshal. The burn ban is in alignment with the Department of Natural Resources Commissioner’s Order banning all fires on state lands. Any outdoor burning is illegal.

As of July 1, 2021, weather reports have continued to predict above average temperatures, low relative humidity, lack of precipitation, and strong winds. This accompanied with available ground level fuels, which are now tinder dry, creates a high danger for sustained fire. In a safe, proactive and responsible approach to the current weather conditions, all burning within Jefferson County is banned until further notice.

For more information about fire danger in Jefferson County, please contact the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, East Jefferson Fire Rescue or go to East Jefferson Fire Rescue’s web site www.ejfr.org or contact your local Fire Department. Additional information may be available from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Please be safe and responsible.

Respectfully,

Brian W. Tracer — Assistant Fire Chief Fire Marshal Jefferson County / City of Port Townsend