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Outdoor Burning Information

Stage 1 Burn Ban Lifted effective 25 Sept 2014
Due to the recent rains, the Kitsap County Fire Marshal in coordination with area Fire Chiefs has declared, effective 8:00AM Thursday, 25 September 2014, the lifting of the Stage 1 Burn Ban for Kitsap County which has been in effect since mid-July.  Contact your local fire district for info on outdoor burning rules and regulations for your area...For additional information or instructions please contact your local fire department or the Kitsap County Fire Marshal at (360)337-5777.

Proposed Outdoor Burning Rule Change

Land Clearing Burning is now prohibited as of 1 Sept 2009
call (800) 323-BURN for more information

Bainbridge Island  206.842.7686
Bremerton Fire Department 360.473.5380
Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue 360.447.3550
North Kitsap Fire & Rescue 360.297.3619
Poulsbo Fire Department 360.779.3997
South Kitsap Fire & Rescue 360.871.2411

Permanent restricted burning areas
Effective January 1, 2001, Kitsap County joined King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties in a total outdoor burn ban in urbanized areas of the county under the 1991 Clean Air Washington Act. Outdoor burning in these areas is restricted to small recreational, ceremonial and cooking fires. Washington State Outdoor Burning Regulations

Contact the State Information line at 1 (800) 323-BURN (2876)

Air Quality Burn Bans
Periodically the State, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, may call for bans on burning due to air quality, when particulates in the air reach an unsafe level. When an air quality ban is imposed, all burning permits are temporarily suspended. To check whether there is a current burning ban due to air quality, please call 1 (800) 595-4341.

Temporary County Burn Bans
Other types of bans on burning may be called by the County for various reasons. For example, drought conditions may lead local officials to impose burning restrictions. Please contact local burn ban lines at the following numbers for up to date information:


North Kitsap: (360) 297-3619

bullet Central Kitsap: (360) 447-3550
bullet South Kitsap: (360) 871-2411
bullet Bainbridge Island: (206) 842-7686
bullet Bremerton Fire Department: (360) 473-5380
bullet Poulsbo Fire Department: (360) 779-3997
bullet Countywide Burn Ban Information Line: (800) 323-BURN (2876)
You may also contact the County Fire Marshal at (360) 337-5777.
Last Updated:  November 12, 2014
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