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Recreational fire ban lifted

Mason County Community Development director in partnership with the Mason County Fire-Chief’s Association, lifted the burn ban on recreational fires Tuesday.

According to a news release, Director of Community Development Dave Windom said recent rainfall allows a relaxation on recreational fires. The restriction allows recreational fires in conforming fire pits. Charcoal briquettes, gas and propane barbeques will be allowed under the restrictions.

Lands protected by the state Department of Natural Resources have different restrictions, although Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz lifted the statewide burn ban on all forest lands under DNR fire protection Monday. This means that outdoor burning, campfires, charcoal briquettes and prescribed burns on all forest lands within DNR’s fire protection are permitted once again. The ban was set to expire Sept. 30, but the recent moisture and decrease of wildfire danger allowed the ban to be lifted.


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