Burn Ban Information

June 9, 2023

Kitsap County Fire Marshal Issues a Stage One Burn Ban


Port Orchard - The Kitsap County Fire Marshal announced a stage one burn ban on outdoor burning beginning at 8 am, Monday, June 12.

Under the ban, all burning permits are suspended. Most outdoor burning is prohibited with a few exceptions, including:

  • Recreational fires in approved appliances and locations; recreational burning takes place in designated areas for cooking, enjoyment, or ceremonial activities.
  • Permitted state or federal campgrounds.

"This is about a month earlier than usual. Little rain since mid-April dried fuels to a seasonal level making the ban on outdoor fires necessary and will likely remain so through the rest of fire season," says David Lynam, Kitsap County Fire Marshal.

It is important to have a shovel, a connected water hose, or a five (5) gallon pail of water nearby, and there should always be a responsible person present until the fire is completely out. Even small recreational fires can spread to surrounding areas in such dry conditions.

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