Kitsap County Fire Chiefs' Association issues burn ban

A ban on most outdoor fires in Kitsap took effect Monday and is expected to last until at least Sept. 30.

Under the ban, issued by the Kitsap County Fire Chiefs’ Association, outdoor burning permits are temporarily suspended and no outdoor burning is allowed except for cooking fires in contained barbecue units and recreational fires. Recreational fires are defined as being built in a designated fire pit space, are no larger than three feet in diameter, contain seasoned firewood or charcoal briquettes, are located in a space well clear of vegetation, are at least 25 feet from flammable materials and are attended at all times by an adult with immediate access to a shovel and a water source.

For more information on outdoor burning and local restrictions call the Bremerton Fire Department at (360) 473-5380 and Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue at (360) 447-3555.

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