Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Morning!
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
THIS NIGHT: Overcast, 43°F
Monday Night: Overcast. Chilly. Temperature 43°F (Feels like 39°F). Relative Humidity 97%. 10% chance of precipitation. Southwest winds at 7 mph.
Tuesday Morning: Light rain. More clouds than sun. Cool. Temperature 46°F (Feels like 43°F). Relative Humidity 85%. 40% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.11 in possible. Southwest winds at 7 mph.
Tuesday Afternoon: Light showers. More clouds than sun. Cool. Temperature 53°F (Feels like 50°F). Relative Humidity 68%. 26% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.03 in possible. Southwest winds at 8 mph.
Tuesday Evening: Mostly sunny. Cool. Temperature 48°F (Feels like 46°F). Relative Humidity 73%. 5% chance of precipitation. West winds at 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chilly. Temperature 38°F (Feels like 34°F). Relative Humidity 100%. 11% chance of precipitation. Northwest winds at 4 mph.
Wednesday Morning: More clouds than sun. Chilly. Temperature 44°F (Feels like 42°F). Relative Humidity 84%. 5% chance of precipitation. North winds at 5 mph.
Forecast Updated: 5/18/2021 3:00 AM
Calls To Date:
Total: 132 71 +86%
EMS: 99 (75%) 52 (73%) +90%
Fire: 27 (20%) 13 (18%) +108%
Other: 6 (5%) 6 (8%) 0%
Total in 2020: 356 (0.98 calls/day)
So far in 2021, we've had an average of 1.11 calls per day
As of Friday, April 30, 2021
Online Burn Permit Application
Pierce County
Updated 05/18/2021
Lewis County
Updated 05/18/2021
Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 04/27/2021 08:00 AM
DNR Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 04/30/2021 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 04/27/2021 12:01 AM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
Air Quality
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 04/30/2021 09:38 AM by SRB

Small outdoor residential burn piles that do not exceed 4 x 4 x 3 feet are allowed within the boundaries of Fire District 23 when burn bans are not active. A burn permit is required and is available via the form below. Primary rules that need to be followed include:

  • Valid permit must be on site while burning.
  • No prohibited materials may be burned, including: paper, cardboard, garbage, dead animals, asphalt, petroleum products, paints, rubber products, plastics, treated lumber metal, or any other substance other than natural vegetation, which when burned releases toxic emissions, dense smoke, or noxious odors.
  • Burn Barrels are illegal.
  • Fire must not create a nuisance for smoke, ash, obscure visibility on public roads or highways, or endanger life and property through negligent spread of fire or pollutants.
  • Maximum pile size of 4 x 4 x 3 feet.
  • Only 1 (one) pile can be burned at one time.
  • Construct a firebreak to bare earth of 3 feet.
  • Do not burn if the wind is blowing more than 10 mph from the East
  • One person is required to be present while burning at all times.
  • At least a charged garden hose shall be on site during the burn
  • Fire must be completely extinguished before leaving.
  • Check burn ban and/or air quality restrictions prior to burning

Other burn permit rules and regulations are listed on the permit and must be adhered to at all times.

The permittee, by igniting a fire pursuant to this permit, accepts all responsibility for fire suppression costs incurred, or damage sustained, to any person or property resulting from any violation of this permit. If the fire escapes, regardless of cause, the permittee shall be responsible for paying all costs of manpower and suppression equipment as required by chapters 52.12 & 76.04 RCW.

Online Burn Permit Application