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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
Date: August 31, 2015
Contact: David Lynam, Fire Marshal
360.337.5777 or dlynam@co.kitsap.wa.us

No: 2015-094

Phase II burn ban downgraded to Phase I

(Port Orchard, WA) - The current Phase II burn ban has been reduced to a Phase I burn ban due to the rain this weekend. “The rain over the weekend was a welcome sight – and it provided some relief," according to Kitsap County Fire Marshal David Lynam. "A good deal more moisture that hangs around long enough to be absorbed by fuels is needed before the Phase I ban can be lifted,” Lynam added.

The Phase I ban on general outdoor burning remains in effect. The downgrading of the burn ban now permits recreational fires, including fires in outdoor fireplaces, barbecues, designated camp fire locations and fires in fire pits that are no larger than three feet in diameter and located at least 25 feet from combustibles.

 The fire marshal urges caution before igniting any type of residential fire. “The biggest help we can be to the east side of our state is to be sure nothing gets going on this side,” said Lynam.


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Last Updated: 
August 31, 2015