August 3, 2022
The Kitsap County Fire Marshal announced a Stage One ban on outdoor burning starting midnight, Friday, August 5.
Outdoor burning is prohibited under the ban and burning permits are suspended. Most outdoor burning is prohibited with a few exceptions including:
Recreational burning includes small fires for cooking, religious, or similar purposes, less than three feet in diameter in fire pits, fireplaces, or outdoor appliances.
"The elevated temperatures last week dried fuels to a seasonal level making the ban on larger outdoor fires necessary," says David Lynam, Kitsap County Fire Marshal.
Lynam does not expect to lift the ban until typical fall weather brings rainfall to the area.
Those who have recreational fires are asked to always have a sufficient water source handy to put the fire out. Never leave any fire unattended as even small recreational fires can spread to surrounding areas.
Stay up to date on current burn bans at the Kitsap County Fire Marshal's site: kcowa.us/burnban.
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