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Starting October 1st, 2020 at 12:01AM Grays Harbor County Burn Ban has been lifted.

With the continued overnight recharge, ground saturation and milder temperatures the Grays Harbor County Fire Marshall's office and Fire Districts, are lifting restrictions on all outdoor burning in Grays Harbor County.

Outdoor Burning Guidelines and Legal Requirements

These are general outdoor burning requirements.

On private land, campfires are permitted with the landowner's permission if built in the following approved manner:

  • The campfire shall be no greater than 3-feet in diameter and constructed of a ring of metal, stone or brick 8-inches above the ground surface, with a 2-foot wide area cleared down to exposed soil surrounding the outside of the pit.
  • The campfire shall have an area of at least 10-feet around it cleared of all flammable material and at least 20-feet of clearance from overhead flammable materials or fuels.
  • The campfire must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16-years old with the ability to extinguish the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.

Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch.  The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.