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County commissioners issue emergency declaration, burn ban

By Sue Sitter - | Apr 10, 2021

The Pierce County Commissioners voted to issue an emergency declaration and burn ban effective April 6, according to a statement issued by Kelsey Siegler, county emergency manager.

The order by the commission bans “the use of fireworks, recreational burning, garbage/pit burning, burning of farmland, cropland and/or ditches and the use of fire to demolish structures,” Siegler said.

“However this does not ban the use of grills or commercially sold enclosed firepits,” Siegler’s statement added. “But it is required that grills or enclosed fire devices be on a hard non-organic surface and be a minimum of 15 feet away from any dry vegetation.”

The burn ban expires on May 4, when the commission will review it at its next regular meeting.

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