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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 19, 2015
Contact: David Lynam, Fire Marshal
Phone: 360.337.4442 or dlynam@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: NR15-059

Puget Sound fire officials announce ban on outdoor burning

(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Effective 8:00 a.m. all burning permits are rescinded throughout unincorporated Kitsap County.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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Last Updated:  June 19, 2015