Recreational & Cooking Fires Prohibited Under Red Flag Event

August 12th, 2021

8/17/21 Update – The Red Flag event has been lifted. Recreational and cooking fires are allowed again in Pierce County. For more information, visit

Aug 11 Red Flag Event

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag event for Pierce County. All outdoor burning including recreational and cooking fires (except a gas grill) are prohibited during the Red Flag event.

Recreational and cooking fires will be prohibited until the Red Flag event is over, which is determined by the National Weather Service. You can find more information about local burning restrictions by visiting:

Click here to check Red Flag event status.

Visit the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s website to check air quality: