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Phone: 360.337.4598
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: August 17, 2016
Contact: David Lynam, Fire Marshal
360.337.5777 or dlynam@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 2016-076

Stage 1 burn ban starts Friday (8/19) in Kitsap County

(Port Orchard, WA) –  A Stage 1 ban on outdoor burning goes into effect at 8 a.m. on Friday August 19 for all of unincorporated Kitsap County, according to County Fire Marshal David Lynam. “We typically implement the Stage 1 prohibitions around the first part of August and expect the ban to remain in place until the rains start some time this fall,” said Lynam. “The recent warm weather of the last two weeks has contributed to drying available fuels and weather trends indicate warm temperatures with low humidity for the immediate future,” Lynam added.

A stage 1 burning ban does not limit recreational fires in approved appliances and locations. Individual campgrounds and campsites may limit recreational fire. Campers are encouraged to contact the campground hosts for more information.

During a Stage 1 burn ban:

  • All non recreational outdoor burning is prohibited

  • No additional burning permits are issued

  • Existing permits are rescinded until the ban is lifted

To find out the current burn ban status call 1.800.323.BURN (2876). More information about burn bans is available at http://www.kitsapgov.com/dcd/fire/docs/fm-burnban.htm.

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Last Updated:  August 17, 2016