With the recent lifting of the air quality burn ban, it's a good time to remind residents that we are still under a Stage 1 burn ban that was put into place July 15.
"Outdoor burning bans have become commonplace during summer months and into the fall due to our nice summer weather, according to Fire Marshal David Lynam. "The warm, dry conditions have overcome our wet winter and now much of the material on the forest floor is as dry as the kiln dried lumber we buy in a lumber yard."
Under a Stage 1 burn ban all burning permits are suspended and outdoor burning throughout the county is prohibited except for campfires in designated areas at campgrounds and small recreational fires on residential property. The prohibition on outdoor burning in Kitsap county is in coordination with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and our neighboring counties including Mason, Pierce, King and Snohomish.
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