Partial burn ban
With extended periods of dry weather, the potential for additional fire activity can be incredibly high. To address this issue on the WSU Pullman campus, the WSU Fire Marshall may issue a burn ban in the following areas:
The following restrictions have be put in place by WSU Fire officials.
- Fires are approved in paved RV areas only.
- All fires must be in an approved container.
- All fires must be a minimum of 10 feet from any grass area or other combustible materials.
- Fires in general parking areas are strictly prohibited.
- Pit fires are strictly prohibited.
- Fires in grass areas are strictly prohibited.
Please check back for updates on burn bans throughout season.
If “OK to Burn in Approved Containers” is indicated:
All fires must be contained in an approved container brought by the RV patron. Digging fire pits in the ground and burning on the pavement is not allowed. Coals and ashes from fire pits and barbeques must be disposed of in the containers designated for that purpose only.
Additional information on burning:
- Portable Outdoor Fireplaces: Shall not be in excess of 3 feet by 2 feet and shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material. Any homemade fire places or pits shall be approved by the WSU Fire Marshal. Recreational fires shall be 3 feet by two feet in height and shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material.
- Prohibited Open Burning: Open burning that is offensive or objectionable because of smoke emissions or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous shall be prohibited. Sec.307.1.1 IFC
- Extinguishment Authority: The fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment by the person responsible or the fire department of open burning that creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation. Sec.307.3 IFC
- Bon Fires: Must have prior approval from Fire Marshal or other fire code official. A Bon Fire shall not be conducted within 50 feet of a structure or combustible material and will require a fire watch during burning.