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Pierce County To Implement Stage 1 Burn Ban Beginning Monday

Starting at 12:01 a.m., outdoor burning is prohibited, except for small fires, barbecues, outdoor fireplaces and campfires.

Pierce County will implement a Stage 1 burn ban Monday, meaning large outdoor burning and burning permits will be suspended. Credit: Patch file photo.
Pierce County will implement a Stage 1 burn ban Monday, meaning large outdoor burning and burning permits will be suspended. Credit: Patch file photo.

Due to the continuing hot and dry weather, Pierce County Fire Marshal Warner Webb announced that a Phase One burn ban will be implemented at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 29.

Beginning Monday morning, all burning permits are suspended and outdoor burning is prohibited, except for small recreational fires less than three feet in diameter, fires in barbecues and cooking appliances, outdoor fireplaces and campfires in approved fire pits and locations at established campgrounds.

Persons with approved Department of Natural Resources burn permits are advised to call 800-323-BURN (2876).

For additional information or instructions, please contact your local fire department or the Pierce County Fire Marshal's office at (253) 798-7179.

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