Lights & Sirens

Go behind the yellow tape with The News Tribune

NOTICE: Lights & Sirens has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Lights & Sirens.
Visit the new section.

Stage 1 burn ban declared in Pierce County

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 16, 2012 at 5:14 am |
August 14, 2012 1:14 pm

A Stage 1 burn ban has been declared in Pierce County starting Thursday morning, according to the Fire Marshal.

The week’s forecast of hot, dry weather prompted the ban, which applies to all outdoor burning except small recreational fires in pits at approved campgrounds or private property.

Gas and propane self-contained stoves are still allowed.

The ban begins at 8 a.m. Thursday as temperatures are supposed to soar into the 90s.

People with approved Department of Natural Resources burn permits to call 800-323-BURN for more information.

*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.