Burn ban begins next week in Thurston County

A seasonal ban on outdoor burning goes into effect in Thurston County on July 15 and continues through Oct. 15.

The burn ban includes yard debris in unincorporated areas of the county where outdoor burning is otherwise allowed and wood debris from land clearing and logging operations.

Outdoor burning restrictions went into effect Wednesday in Mason County.

Recreational camp fires are allowed in approved fire pits such as those typically found in local, county and state parks and commercial campgrounds.

For more information, check with the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency at 1-800-422-5623 or the state Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-323-BURN.