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Outdoor Burning Information

Stage 1 Burn Ban in effect 8AM 22 June 2015
Kitsap County Fire Marshal is planning to set a Stage 1 burn ban beginning 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. "Fuel moisture content is about 17%; 11% less than it should be for this time of year," according to Kitsap County Fire, Marshal David Lynam. “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,” Lynam added..  Contact your local fire district for info on outdoor burning rules and regulations for your area....

Effective 8:00 a.m. on Monday, 22 June 2015, all burning permits are rescinded throughout unincorporated Kitsap County.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.

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

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 (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 Maps
bullet Countywide Burn Ban Information Line:
(800) 323-BURN (2876)
You may also contact the County Fire Marshal at (360) 337-5777.
Last Updated:  June 19, 2015
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