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
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Monday, 22 June 2015, all burning permits are rescinded throughout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.
Outdoor Burning Regulations
Contact the State Information line at (800)
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
You may also contact the County Fire Marshal at (360) 337-5777.
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
contact local burn ban lines at the following numbers for up to date information: