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TYPE I BURN BAN IN EFFECT

 

 IN ISLAND COUNTY

AS OF Midnight July 30, 2022

 


NO OUTDOOR BURNING OF NATURAL DEBRIS – EVEN WITH A PERMIT. 


RECREATIONAL FIRES ARE ALLOWED IN APPROVED FIRE PIT*


 This restriction bans outdoor burning, except for recreational fires. Recreational fires are less than three feet in diameter and two feet high and are for cooking and pleasure only. Recreational fires must be contained within a fire pit that has been cleared of all combustible material within a 10-foot radius, must be monitored at all times, and must have a water source readily available (at a minimum, a charged water hose or a five-gallon bucket of water). 


*The use of barbeque grills using propane or briquettes, or self-contained camp stoves are also allowed 


PROCLAMATION and PUBLIC NOTICE 


WHEREAS, by July 30, 2022, atmospheric conditions of reduced moisture levels, low humidity, and warmer weather have increased the risk of fire within the confines of Island County, 


THEREFORE, in concurrence with the Fire Protection Districts of Whidbey and Camano Islands and the Northwest Clean Air Agency, I, Sheriff Rick Felici, serving as the Island County Fire Marshal, do hereby proclaim a BAN on ALL outdoor burning (except for recreational fires) within the entirety of Island County


REPORT VIOLATIONS TO 911


This Ban will remain in effect until further notice.


SHERIFF RICK FELICI

Island County Fire Marshal



OUTDOOR BURNING INFORMATION


FOR ISLAND COUNTY CALL THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT: 360-679-7350


FOR NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY CALL 360-428-1617 


https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Health/EH/Burning/Pages/Home.aspx

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