EPHRATA – Grant County's burn ban was lifted today.
The commissioners put the ban into place in August after a stretch of hot and dry weather with a lot of dry grass and sagebrush in the county, according to county officials.
“With the advent of some rain activity and cooler temperatures, it would seem prudent to lift the current burn ban,” Fire Marshal Dave Nelson wrote to the commissioners today.
The ban on burning yard waste only affected people living in unincorporated portions of Grant County. The ban didn't affect barbecues, campground fires in fire pits or agricultural burning permitted by the Washington Department of Ecology.
Cities burning regulations remain affected by state regulations preventing burning most items.