Burn Restrictions Are In Effect as of 7/1/20

Burn Restrictions vs a Burn Ban

Human activities are the main cause of wildfires. To when conditions warrant reducing this risk, the DNR and Clallam County use a combination of Burn Restrictions and a Burn Ban. The following brochure helps to explain how this combination is applied:

Burn Ban Brochure

Burn Restrictions – Beginning July 1st, Burn Restrictions suspend all burning of debris. Campfires are allowed, but they must be no larger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. Burn Restrictions apply until October 1st, but may be extended if conditions require doing so.

Burn Ban – Applied during extremely hot and dry weather conditions to reduce human-caused wildfires. During a Burn Ban, all outdoor fires on all state, county, city, and private lands including all state forests, DNR-managed forest lands and DNR campgrounds. The Burn Ban includes campfires.

Campfires or Fire Pits: If you own the land where you intend to burn, it is usually best to contact your local fire district for more information. Otherwise, contact the agency or land owner (e.g. State Parks, DNR, and others).

BBQs & Tiki Torches: Unless otherwise specified, gas BBQs are generally OK to use. Tiki torches are also generally permitted. However, please check to see if your county’s burn ban addresses these items in their burn message. If you are still unclear, contact your local fire department. Washington State Burn Bans

Below are a few links for more information:

Open Burning & Permits


     Washington State Parks
     Washington State Parks Alert Center
     DNR Fire Danger & Burning Restrictions

You can track daily burn restrictions in each Washington county at: DNR Fire Danger & Burning Restrictions