|| June 19, 2015
|| David Lynam, Fire Marshal
|| 360.337.4442 or
Puget Sound fire officials announce ban on outdoor
(Port Orchard) – Fire marshals in Kitsap, Mason,
Pierce, Snohomish and King county are planning to set a Phase 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.
Effective 8:00 a.m. all burning permits are rescinded throughout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.
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