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NEWS RELEASE <br /> May 201h 2019 <br /> MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE <br /> 411 N 5T" ST, BLDG 1, SHELTON, WA 98584 <br /> TO: KMAS, KRXY, SHELTON-MASON COUNTY JOURNAL, THE OLYMPIAN, <br /> SHELTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, NORTH MASON CHAMBER OF <br /> COMMERCE, CITY OF SHELTON, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, <br /> THE SUN <br /> RE: Mason County Burn Restrictions <br /> COUNTY-WIDE BURN RESTRICTIONS <br /> EFFECTIVE 8:00 AM—THURSDAY MAY 23`d 2019 <br /> UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE <br /> Mason County Community Services - Fire Marshal, in partnership with the Mason County Fire <br /> Chiefs' Association, has determined that current weather conditions within the County have <br /> created substantial fire dangers, and that there is a need to enact RESTRICTIONS on outdoor <br /> burning to all lands regulated by Mason County. These BURN RESTRICTIONS apply to Land <br /> Clearing Fires and Residential Debris Fires. Recreational Fires, in designed concrete, stone, or <br /> metal pits like those commonly found in campgrounds are still permitted as well as the use of <br /> charcoal briquettes, gas and propane barbeques. <br /> *Lands protected by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may have different restrictions. To <br /> find out more information or determine if you are in a Department of Natural Resources area visit <br /> or call the DNR South Puget Sound Region at 360-825-1631. <br /> Recreational fires must: <br /> • Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated <br /> campgrounds; and 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 <br /> direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical <br /> clearance from overhanging branches; <br /> • Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the <br /> fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water <br /> hose. <br /> • Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a <br /> shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is <br /> encouraged as an 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- <br /> 7799. <br /> BOARD OF MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> Kevin Shut Sharon T ask Ra dy Neatherlin <br /> Chair Commissioner Commissioner <br />