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Burn ban ends, still restrictions in certain areas

October 2nd, 2013 - 5:39am

(Port Angeles) The first of the month marked the end of the burn ban for outdoor fires in Clallam County, but there are still some restrictions for people who want to conduct certain types of outdoor burns.

The County Burn Ban is normally in effect July 1st through October 1st of each year, unless conditions warrant an earlier closure, or an extension.

The Burn Ban generally applies to all outdoor burning except recreational cooking fires.

Clallam Director of Community Development Sheila Rourke-Miller says two local fire districts that still require permits for outdoor burns, despite the lifting of the burn ban -- Fire District 3, from Deer Park east to the Jefferson County line and Fire District 2, from Deer Park west to the Lake Sutherland area.

Within Clallam County, it's also important to note some of the outdoor burning restrictions that apply within designated cities.

State law prohibits burning of any kind except for recreational fires within the city limits of Forks, Port Angeles, Sequim and within the Urban Growth Areas of Carlsborg, Clallam Bay/Sekiu, Forks, Joyce, Port Angeles and Sequim.

If you are still unsure if outdoor burns are allowed where you live, call your local fire department to obtain information on burning permits, burning regulations and requirements, or burning restrictions.

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