Enumclaw Fire Officials Offer Reminder of Burn Permit Logistics

With the lifting of the Phase 1 burn ban in King County on Tuesday, citizens can again purchase burn permits but not every day is a burn day. Officials encourage you to check with the fire department first.

Editor's Note: The following is a press release issued by Enumclaw (KCFD 28) Fire on Wednesday.

The King County Fire Marshal has lifted a Phase 1 burn ban as of Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 8am in conjunction with King County Fire Chiefs’ Association.

If you live within the boundaries of King County Fire District #28 (KCFD#28), you may come in to the fire department and purchase a burn permit. Remember, parts of Enumclaw are not in KCFD#28’s boundaries. It is best to call the main office to have your address verified. If you live within the city limits of Enumclaw, you are not allowed to burn even with a permit. Burn permits are $30.00; $15.00 for seniors 60 yrs. and over.  Please remember to bring a check along as we do not take cash, debit, or credit cards. The main office is open Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. with the office being closed for lunch from 12 noon until 1 p.m.

Please remember that even though the burn ban has been lifted, not every day is a burn day. You will need to call the burn hotline at 360-615-5670 on the day you are burning to check the status. It is usually updated by 9 a.m. each morning.

There are a few simple things to remember when burning. Only natural vegetation is allowed; do not burn wet debris as it creates smoke; no burning when it’s windy or raining; and only burn during daylight hours. The maximum size of the burn pile cannot exceed 10 feet in diameter and four feet in height. Another option to burning would be to chip your limbs with a wood chipper.

If you have any questions regarding burning, it should be explained on our burn hotline or on our website at www.enumclawfire.com.



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