Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Why should people of all ages wear life jackets?
Drowning is swift, occurring in as little as 30 seconds, and silent. In 2016, there were 89 unintentional drownings in Washington state. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children and teens age 1-17 years old in Washington. Safety is for everyone—and drownings are preventable!
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American Red Cross
Local Branch: (360) 748-4607
Morton Food Pantry: (360) 496-5456
Chehalis Food Bank: (360) 748-1226 http://greaterchehalisfoodbank.org/
Burn Ban Information
PRESS RELEASE / BURN BAN
Date: May 8, 2019 Contact: Doyle Sanford, Building Official/Fire Marshal Phone: 360.740.2696 Release #: 1
Lewis County Burn Restrictions
Effective 12:01 A.M., May 9, 2019, the Lewis County Fire Marshal will be enacting burn restrictions on outdoor burning for all of unincorporated Lewis County, Washington.
After careful review of the current and extended weather forecast, the Lewis County Commissioners, Community Development Director and Fire Marshal have determined that current weather conditions within Lewis County have created substantial fire dangers. It has been determined there is a need to enact restrictions on outdoor burning on all lands regulated by Lewis County EXCEPT for recreational campfires in designated campgrounds and on private lands, if built in the following manner:
• The campfire shall be no greater than 3 feet in diameter and have a ring constructed of metal, stone or brick 8 inches above surface with a 2-foot- wide area cleared down to exposed soil surrounding the outside of the pit.
• The campfire shall have an area at least 10 feet around it cleared of all flammable material and at least 20 feet of clearance from overhead flammable materials or fuels.
• The campfire must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16 years old with the ability to extinguish the fire with a shovel and a 5- gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.
• Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self- contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.
The burning restriction DOES apply to applicants with a current open burning permit. The current burning permit expiration date will NOW be 12:01 a.m. May 9, 2019.
The burning restrictions will remain in effect until such discontinuance is modified or rescinded by the Board of County Commissioners. A public announcement of the lifting of the burn restrictions will be released to the public at that time.
For further information concerning outdoor burning and/or the restrictions being imposed, please contact Doyle Sanford, Lewis County Fire Marshal, at (360) 740- 2696. The Fire Marshal’s office is in the Lewis County Public Services building, located at 2025 NE Kresky Avenue, Chehalis, Washington. https://lewiscountywa.gov/departments/community-development/