Under a Phase I Outdoor Burning Ban, outdoor burning permits are
temporarily suspended and no outdoor burning is allowed except for cooking
fires in contained barbecue units and recreational fires. A "recreational"
fire is defined as follows:
- Built in a designated fire pit space,
- No larger than three feet in diameter,
- Containing seasoned firewood or charcoal briquettes
- Located in a space well clear of vegetation, and at
least 25 feet from buildings, fences, or anything that might
- Attended at all times by an alert adult with immediate
access to a shovel and a water source.
Outdoor burning is the most common cause of wildland fires. The potential
for dangerous fire spread is increasing as vegetation moisture content is
decreasing due to a prolonged spell of warm and dry weather. More of the
same is forecast for the coming week. Local fire districts are already
reporting well above average the number of brush fires.
The ban will remain in place until significant and sustained rainfall
For more information on outdoor burning and local restrictions,
contact your local fire agency:
- Bainbridge Island Fire Department at 206.842.7686,
- Bremerton Fire Department at 360.473.5380,
- Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue at 360.447.3555,
- North Kitsap Fire & Rescue at 360.297.4888,
- Poulsbo Fire Department at 360.779.3997
- South Kitsap Fire & Rescue at 360.871.2425,
or County-wide at 1.800.323.BURN.