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NEWS RELEASEJune 23, 2021Contact: Chuck Beyer, (360) 795-3067County Officials are Implementing Burn Ban in Wahkiakum CountyEffective 12:01 A.M., Friday, June 25th, 2021, officials from Wahkiakum County is enacting a ban on alloutdoor burning. As of June 25, 2021, all land clearing, residential and silvicultural burning is banneduntil further notice. This burn ban does not apply to federally managed land within Wahkiakum County.Recreational campfires are allowed if built in approved fire pits in designated campgrounds, such as thosetypically found in local, county, and state parks and in commercial campgrounds. On private land,campfires are permitted with the landowner’s permission if built in an approved manner:• In a metal, stone or masonry lined fire pit such as those seen in approvedcampgrounds.• They may not exceed three feet in diameter,• They must have an area at least ten feet around them cleared of all flammablematerial and at least 20 feet of clearance from overhead fuels.• Campfires must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16 years oldwith the ability and tools to extinguish the fire; a shovel and either five gallons ofwater or a connected and charged water hose.Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shoveluntil all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as analternative.For more information on local fire restrictionsDepartment of Natural Resources: Pacific Cascade Regional Office (360) 577-2025Wahkiakum County Building & Planning: (360) 795-3067For daily updates on burn restrictions, call 1-800-323-BURN or visit DNR’s website at:www2.wadnr.gov/burn-risk then click on fire information in the far right corner. You can alsocheck with Southwest Clean Air Agency at www.swcleanair.org.