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Kitsap County Phase I Burn Ban – Effective Thursday July 12

Phase I Burn Ban – Effective Thursday July 12 7/10/2018

(Port Orchard, WA) – The Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office announced today that a Phase I burn ban will be put into effect July 12 at 8 a.m. throughout Kitsap County.

A phase I burn ban limits outdoor burning to recreational fires in campgrounds and other areas in approved locations and devices. General back yard burning as well as land clearing is prohibited and all burning permits will be suspended for the immediate future until the ban is lifted.

Recreational fires must be 3 feet or less in size, in a designated fire pit using only charcoal or dry firewood (no milled lumber). Fires must be constantly attended until fully extinguished and at least one on-site fire-extinguishing equipment available for immediate use while burning.

“The ban is due to drying trends and higher temperatures in the weather forecast as well as an increased number of brush fires in recent weeks, particularly from escaped burn piles,” says David Lyman, Kitsap County’s Fire Marshal.

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Kitsap County Opens Outdoor Burning

The Kitsap County Fire Marshal announces that effective Friday, September 18, 2015 all outdoor burning may resume subject to the normal rules and regulations. Land clearing burning is still prohibited throughout the County and burning permits are required for general outdoor burning. Recreational burning may occur without burning permits. Permits may be obtained from your local fire district. According to David Lynam, Kitsap County Fire Marshal, “The early return of our fall weather pattern bringing rain, cooler temperatures and higher humidity allows us to open burning earlier than originally anticipated.” The fire marshal urges anyone doing outdoor burning to exercise caution and be mindful of smoke conditions that can affect your neighbors.

Kitsap County Fire Danger Burn Ban Effective 6/22/15

(Port Orchard) – The Kitsap County Fire Marshal has issued a phase 1 burn ban in Kitsap, effective at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, 6/22. The burn ban is being set due to continuing dry weather and above normal fire risk for this time of year. According to Kitsap County Fire Marshal, David Lynam, “Fuel moisture content is about 17%; 11% less than it should be for this time of year. We are as dry now in the wooded areas as we usually are in late July. The warm dry conditions that are predicted for the rest of the month will dry things out further.”
Effective 8:00 a.m. all burning permits are rescinded throughout unincorporated Kitsap County. Recreational fires that are less than three feet in diameter and at least 25 feet from buildings and combustibles are allowed at this time as well as fires in outdoor fireplaces and campfires in approved locations in campgrounds.