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Phase II Burn Ban

        KITSAP COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE Contact: David Lynam, Kitsap County Fire Marshal (360)337-4442 July 10, 2015 Kitsap County Fire Marshal Announces Phase II Burn Ban (PORT ORCHARD, Wash.) – Continued hot and dry weather has elevated fire danger to high levels, so the Kitsap County Fire Marshal announced today that the county-wide ban […]

Phase 1 Burn Ban

Effective 8:00 a.m. 6/22/2015 all burning permits are rescinded throughout unincorporated Kitsap County.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.

December 2014 Tip of the Month from DEM

This time of year increases the chances for home fires for a number of reasons. Don’t ruin your holiday celebrations with an unexpected tragedy. With a little attention to detail you can keep yourself, your family and your belongings safe.

2014 Santa Run Schedule

Breakfast With Santa

On February 28th SKFR responded to a structure fire in an apartment complex. The outcome was a good reminder for everyone to make sure their smoke alarms are working.

The occupant of the home was bathing his two small children when the alarm sounded. Upon investigation he found heavy smoke coming from the children’s bedroom. He evacuated the apartment and took the children to the neighbors and asked them to call 911. He then went back to the apartment with an extinguisher and extinguished the fire.

Upon investigation it was determined that the fire was started when a stuffed toy or pillow was left on a baseboard heater. The toy then caught fire, charring the wall and the dresser nearby. The fire damage was contained to the bedroom, with minimal smoke damage in the rest of the unit.

Because of a working alarm, no one was injured and the fire was quickly extinguished. Please take a minute to make sure your smoke alarms are working properly.

 

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