The Kitsap County Fire Marshal announces implementation of a Stage 1 ban on outdoor burning effective 8:00 a.m. on Friday August 19th throughout unincorporated Kitsap County. During a Stage One burning ban all non recreational outdoor burning is prohibited. No additional burning permits will be issued and existing permits are rescinded until the ban is lifted. The warm weather of the last two weeks has contributed to drying available fuels and weather trends indicate warm temperatures with low humidity for the immediate future. According to Fire Marshal David Lynam “We typically implement the Stage One prohibitions around the first part of August and expect the ban to remain in place until the rains start some time this fall.”
A stage 1 burning ban does not limit recreational fires in approved appliances and locations. Individual campgrounds and campsites may limit recreational fires and campers are encouraged to contact the campground hosts for more information.