Black Diamond under burn ban

Mountain View Fire has an annual burn ban for “yard vegetation open burning” every year, typically lasting July to Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2.

All yard vegetation burning requires a permit from the fire department, according to a Mountain View Fire press release.

Higher than normal fire danger is expected in western Washington this year. Mountain View Fire asks that everyone take care with open fire, disposal of cigarettes, fireworks and any activity that could cause a brush fire.

Nearly 85 percent of wild land fires in the United States are caused by humans. Human-caused fires result from campfires left unattended, the burning of debris, equipment use and malfunctions, negligently discarded cigarettes and intentional acts of arson.

Recreational fires utilizing approved fuel and restrictions are not closed. It is asked that everyone use extreme caution outdoors during this high fire danger period.

For more information please contact Chief Smith at chiefsmith@mvfire.org or 253-569-7770.

Mountain View Fire protects and serves the Auburn and Black Diamond community.

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