Submitted by Lewis County Community Development

Effective IMMEDIATELY at 2:00 p.m. on September 8, 2020, the Lewis County Fire Marshal will modify burn restrictions to NOT allow recreational campfires. This modification and upgrade will prohibit all outdoor burning which includes
recreational fires.

Until modified by the Lewis County Board of County Commissioners or the Lewis
County Fire Marshal, only liquid gas or propane camp stoves that do not use solid
briquettes and have on/off controls are permitted. This decision was made due to
the continued and worsening dry season and wind conditions.

The Lewis County Fire Marshal, in coordination with the Chiefs of local fire districts
strongly urge all county residents and property owners to be attentive to the
conditions of their properties through proactive fire prevention measures. While
the Board of County Commissioners and the Fire Marshal recognize that this
decision may alter recreational plans, the decision to expand the burn restriction to
a total burn ban reflects the county’s priority of public safety and the protection of
personnel as well as property.

The open burning restrictions, including this modification to put in place a total
burn ban, will remain in effect until such discontinuance is modified or rescinded by
the Board of County Commissioners. A public announcement of the lifting of the
restrictions and ban will be released to the public at that time.

To stay informed regarding the current status, please call the 24-hour automated
information line at 360-740-1133. The Fire Marshal’s office is in the Lewis County
Public Services building, located at 2025 NE Kresky Avenue, Chehalis, Washington.
https://lewiscountywa.gov/departments/community-development/.

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