Monday Oct 15 2012 1:17 PM
In light of the recent rains and the forecast for continued precipitation, the Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau lifted the countywide burn ban as of noon on Monday, Oct. 15.
The lifting of the fire safety burn ban does not affect those areas in Pierce County where burning is prohibited because of environmental or pollution laws, nor in areas where the local fire district limits or prohibits burning. Burning in those areas is still prohibited.
Remember, burning is restricted to natural vegetation from the burn site only. The burning of garbage, paper, or other refuse is strictly prohibited at all times. Contact your local fire department to see if you are required to obtain a burning permit.
For further information on Pierce County burn bans, please call your local fire district or the Fire Prevention Bureau at 253-798-7179 or 1-800-323-BURN.
MEDIA CONTACT:Kristin Tinsley, Pierce County Emergency Management public information officer(253) firstname.lastname@example.org