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Kitsap burn ban begins Thursday

Kitsap County will impose an outdoor burn ban, to begin at 8 a.m. July 17.

This action, taken by the Kitsap County Fire Chiefs’ Association in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office, is a result of a period of dry weather that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

As a result, outdoor burning permits are temporarily suspended and no outdoor burning is allowed except for cooking fires in contained barbecue units and recreational fires.

This is defined as a fire that is built in a designated fire pit space, no larger than three feet in diameter, contains seasoned firewood or charcoal briquettes only, located in a space well clear of vegetation, and at least 25 feet from buildings, fences, or anything that might burn, and is attended at all times by an alert adult with immediate access to a shovel and a water source.

The ban will remain in place until the county receives a period of significant and sustained rainfall.

For more information call South Kitsap Fire & Rescue. (360) 871-2425.

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