Clallam County modifies burn restrictions

Because of atmospheric conditions of reduced moisture levels, low humidity and warmer weather, combined with the reduced availability of fire-fighting resources, the Clallam County Burn Ban was modified to include all campgrounds within unincorporated Clallam County, county fire marshal George Bailey said on Sept. 13.

This modification prohibits all outdoor burning, he said.

Outdoor burning includes, campfires, bonfires, briquette BBQ’s, residential yard debris clean-up, trash disposal, land clearing, weed abatement and agricultural burning activity.

County-controlled campgrounds are included in the burn ban.

Propane/gas appliances are permitted provided the use is over a non-flammable surface and at least 5 feet from flammable vegetation, Bailey noted.

The Clallam County Fire Marshal’s office urges all county residents and property owners to be attentive to the condition of their properties through proactive fire prevention measures, Bailey said. Maintaining a 30-foot defensible space around structures helps fire fighters by creating a zone of protection around personal property.

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