Fire District 3 personnel put out “hot spots” at a brush fire in Carlsborg in July 2019. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Fire District 3 personnel put out “hot spots” at a brush fire in Carlsborg in July 2019. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Hot, dry weather forces county burn restrictions

With temperatures expected to rise this weekend and create dry conditions for the next several weeks, Clallam County has declared burn restrictions through Oct. 1, unless conditions warrant an earlier closure.

The burn restriction applies to all outdoor burning except recreational fires used for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, warmth, cooking or similar purposes, Clallam County Fire Marshal George Bailey said in a press release on June 25. Recreational fires are permitted unless further banned by extreme weather conditions.

Recreational fires are limited to 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. Fires for debris disposal are not legal under any circumstances and are not considered recreational.

If conditions arise the restrictions may be upgraded to a high fire danger; this status would prohibit all outdoor burning including recreational fires. The exception is within the Olympic National Park and other controlled campgrounds.

See clallam.net for more information.

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