Effective immediately, the countywide burn ban has been upgraded, prohibiting recreational fires except within Olympic National Park and other controlled campgrounds.
The decision was due to the upgrade to "Moderate" based on the Department of Natural Resources findings and in conjunction with the Clallam County Fire Chiefs Association.
While a burn ban is in effect, any illegal burning will result with the property owner being liable for all fire suppressant costs, fines and fees, including prosecution.
Maintaining a 30-foot defensible space around structures will help aid firefighters by creating a green zone of protection around your personal property.
For more information concerning defensible space, look under "Burning Restrictions" on the county's website at www.clallam.net.