Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Morning!
Thursday, April 15, 2021
THIS MORNING: Sunny, 39°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Thursday Morning: Sunny. Chilly. Temperature 39°F (Feels like 37°F). Relative Humidity 89%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 4 mph.
Thursday Afternoon: Sunny. Mild. Temperature 71°F (Feels like 76°F). Relative Humidity 32%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 6 mph.
Thursday Evening: Sunny. Cool. Temperature 60°F (Feels like 60°F). Relative Humidity 51%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northeast winds at 5 mph.
Thursday Night: Clear. Cool. Temperature 47°F (Feels like 44°F). Relative Humidity 65%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 5 mph.
Friday Morning: Sunny. Chilly. Temperature 44°F (Feels like 41°F). Relative Humidity 81%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 5 mph.
Friday Afternoon: Sunny. Mild. Temperature 74°F (Feels like 76°F). Relative Humidity 25%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 6 mph.
Forecast Updated:
2021 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2021 AVG DIFF
Total: 89 54 +65%
EMS: 70 (79%) 39 (72%) +79%
Fire: 16 (18%) 11 (20%) +45%
Other: 3 (3%) 5 (9%) -40%
Total in 2020: 356 (0.98 calls/day)
So far in 2021, we've had an average of 1.00 calls per day
As of Wednesday, March 31, 2021
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
LOW
Updated 04/15/2021
Lewis County
LOW
Updated 04/15/2021
BURN BANS
Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
DNR Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
DNR Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
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: 12/29/2020 03:14 PM by SRB
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OUTDOOR BURNING AND BURN PERMITS

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