Burn Ban Updates:
October 6, 2017
Great news everyone! Mason County has lifted the burn ban.
Campfires are now allowed at Lake Trask -
There’s nothing quite like enjoying the great outdoors with a roaring fire, gooey s’mores and a night sky
full of stars. But that wonderful campfire is also a big responsibility. We need your help preventing wildfires
so more families like yours can enjoy this experience at our beautiful Lake for years to come.
That’s why it’s important to learn how to be safe with your campfire.
A campfire can be one of the best parts of camping, or provide necessary warmth to you and your families.
Just don’t forget your responsibility to maintain and extinguish it to prevent wildfires. Keep your fire to a
manageable size. Make sure children and pets are supervised near the fire.
Never leave your campfire unattended.
Extinguishing Your Campfire:
Allow the wood to burn completely to ash, if possible.
Pour lots of water on the fire. Drown ALL embers, not just the red ones.
Pour until hissing sound stops.
If you do not have water, stir dirt or sand into the embers with a shovel to bury the fire.
With your shovel, scrape any remaining sticks and logs to remove any embers.
Make sure that no embers are exposed and still smoldering.
Continue adding water, dirt or sand and stirring with a shovel until all material is cool.
Remember: If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.