Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
PARTIAL AND TOTAL BURN BANS IN EFFECT FOR ALL AREAS SERVED BY PCFD#23
Good Morning!
Thursday, September 23, 2021
THIS MORNING: Low clouds, 55°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Thursday Morning: Low clouds. Cool. Temperature 55°F (Feels like 55°F). Relative Humidity 91%. 1% chance of precipitation. North winds at 4 mph.
Thursday Afternoon: Mostly sunny. Mild. Temperature 68°F (Feels like 68°F). Relative Humidity 57%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 6 mph.
Thursday Evening: Mostly sunny. Cool. Temperature 57°F (Feels like 57°F). Relative Humidity 82%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northeast winds at 4 mph.
Thursday Night: Clear. Cool. Temperature 48°F (Feels like 47°F). Relative Humidity 89%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 4 mph.
Friday Morning: Mostly sunny. Cool. Temperature 47°F (Feels like 46°F). Relative Humidity 94%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 4 mph.
Friday Afternoon: Mostly sunny. Mild. Temperature 77°F (Feels like 78°F). Relative Humidity 43%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 6 mph.
Forecast Updated: 9/23/2021 10:00 AM
2021 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2021 AVG DIFF
Total: 310 191 +62%
EMS: 226 (73%) 138 (72%) +64%
Fire: 59 (19%) 36 (19%) +64%
Other: 25 (8%) 16 (8%) +56%
Total in 2020: 356 (0.98 calls/day)
So far in 2021, we've had an average of 1.28 calls per day
As of Tuesday, August 31, 2021
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
MODERATE
Updated 09/23/2021
Lewis County
HIGH
Updated 09/23/2021
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
HIGH
Updated 09/23/2021
BURN BANS
Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 09/21/2021 08:00 AM
Lewis County
Burn ban on for land clearing and yard debris outdoor burning. Recreational campfires and solid fuel BBQ type fires are now allowed.
Effective 09/22/2021 08:00 AM
DNR Pierce County
TOTAL BURN BAN ON

Absolutely no burning of any kind. Ban includes charcoal briquettes, all recreational fires and campfires (even in DNR campgrounds).
Effective 07/02/2021 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
TOTAL BURN BAN ON

Absolutely no burning of any kind. Ban includes charcoal briquettes, all recreational fires and campfires (even in DNR campgrounds).
Effective 07/02/2021 12:01 AM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
No Burn Ban
Effective 09/20/2021 05:00 PM
Air Quality
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 09/22/2021 09:42 AM by SRB
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A MESSAGE FROM PCFD#23 REGARDING COVID-19

Pierce County Fire District #23’s top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our members and citizens. During the growing risk of Coronavirus (Covid-19), we want to reiterate our commitment to our citizens, but in a safe and practical manner.

We, like other departments in the region, have temporarily suspended the following items:

  • Station tours & Engine visits;
  • Issuing burn permits in person (please use the form on this page to get your permit);
  • Blood pressure checks at stations;
  • Issuing address signs;
  • Public education classes;
  • Community group use of our facilities; and
  • Participation in community events.

Additionally, please do not deliver food items to the stations.

We are also asking the community to please refrain from visiting our fire stations for medical needs.

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 and let us come to you.

Our department remains staffed with committed volunteers who will assist you in your time of need. Our members have been equipped with personal protection equipment and are following recommended procedures.

We encourage our community members to follow CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19:

  • DO NOT PANIC. This includes avoiding hoarding of food, cleaning products, and personal hygiene products.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Follow government advice and stay-home orders to limit the spread of the infection.

We highly recommend that you visit the Washington State Department of Health website about the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak for the latest information and guidance. Additional information can be found at the Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department and Centers for Disease Control sites on the Coronavirus.

Remember that while many who get Covid-19 recover within a few weeks, those with immunodeficiency or compromised immune systems and who have underlying medical issues are at higher risk for developing more serious cases. Actions undertaken by you and your family to slow the spread of the disease can have direct positive impacts to those around you.

If you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please do not go to the emergency room. Hospitals need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs, so please contact your healthcare provider first. In addition, MultiCare is offering free virtual care by visiting and using the promo code COVID19.

We all hope to get through this difficult time and return to normal operations soon. Thank you for your awareness and compliance with CDC and state recommendations to help us all get through this new and unusual situation.

Please contact our department or phone (360-569-2752) if you have any questions.