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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Contact:
Brent A. Butler, Fire Marshal, at (360 709-3005 or butlerb@co.thurston.wa.us

Thurston County Burn Ban – Countywide Outdoor Burn Ban
National Weather Service’s expanded red flag warning and local wildland urban interface fires leads the County to act

​OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Outdoor Burn Ban on residential materials has been expanded county-wide to now prohibit some recreational fires, effective as of 10 a.m., Wednesday August 2 and ending Monday, September 4, 2017.

This burn ban applies to outdoor recreational burning with the exception of recreational fires in approved concrete, stone or metal pits like those commonly found in campgrounds. The use of charcoal briquettes, gas and propane barbeques will continue to be allowed under the ban.

 The Thurston County Fire Marshal in consultation with the County Manager, the Board of County Commissioners and the Executive Committee of the Thurston County Fire Chiefs' Association, determined that current weather conditions within the county have created substantial fire danger and there is a need to enact restrictions on outdoor burning to all lands regulated by Thurston County.

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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District One

Gary Edwards
District Two

Bud Blake
District Three