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NEWS RELEASE <br /> September 6, 2ox8 <br /> MASON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT <br /> 615 W Alder Street <br /> SHELTON, WA 98584 <br /> TO : KMAS, KRXY, SHELTON - MASON COUNTY JOURNAL, THE OLYMPIAN, SHELTON CHAMBER <br /> OF COMMERCE, NORTH MASON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CITY OF SHELTON, ECONOMIC <br /> DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, THE SUN <br /> RE: Mason County Burn Restriction <br /> COUNTY-WIDE OUTDOOR BURN RESTRICTION* <br /> Effective Sept.7, 2ox8 08:00 <br /> UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE <br /> The Mason County Community Development Director, as acting Fire Marshal, and in partnership with the <br /> Mason County Fire Chiefs' Association, has determined that current weather conditions within Mason <br /> County have moderated and have reduced fire dangers. There are currently restrictions on outdoor <br /> burning to all lands regulated by Mason County. This burn restriction applies to OU DOOR BURNING, <br /> including land clearing and yard debris; with the exception of recreational fires in designed concrete, <br /> stone, or metal pits like those commonly found in campgrounds. The use of charcoal briquettes, gas and <br /> propane barbecues will continue to be allowed under the restriction . <br /> * Lands protected by Department of Natural Resources ( DNR) may have different restrictions . To find <br /> out more information or determine if you are in a Department of Natural Resources area visit <br /> www. dnr.wa .00v or call the DNR South Puget Sound Region at 360-825-1631. <br /> Mason County, in cooperation with the Mason County Fire Chiefs' Association and the Department <br /> of Natural Resources, will re-assess fire danger after the expected coolerweather this weekend . <br /> Recreational fires must: <br /> • Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and <br /> not be used as debris disposal; <br /> Grow no larger than three feet in diameter; <br /> • Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, <br /> including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20400tvertical clearance from <br /> overhanging branches; <br /> Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire with a <br /> shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose. <br /> Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel <br /> until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an <br /> alternative . <br /> No burning when winds exceed 5 MPH. <br /> For further information, please contact the Mason County Burn Ban Information Line at (360) 427-7799 . <br /> MASON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT <br /> David Windom, Director <br />