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Two fire engines were on scene Wednesday, July 17, at a brush fire near the intersection of 110th Avenue and Bald Hills Road. 

In collaboration with county staff and the Board of County Commissioners, the Thurston County Fire Marshal’s Office on Friday, Aug. 2, declared a county-wide ban on outdoor burning due to current warm weather conditions.

The ban will last through to Monday, Sept. 30, according to a press release from county officials.

Residential yard waste burning and land clearing burns are banned at this time. Recreational fires are allowed on private residential properties and in established fire rings within county, state or federal campgrounds, according to the release.

Fires must be contained in approved concrete, stone or metal pits. The use of briquettes, gas and propane barbecues is allowed.

For more information on burn ban status, visit www.orcaa.org to learn more.

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