Vashon Island Fire and Rescue
Vashon Island Fire and Rescue

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BURN STATUS:  OPEN

When burning is open, a permit is required.

 


 

To obtain a burn permit click on this link , print, and fill out.  If you lack the means to print one, you can email us at: administration@vifr.org or call our office at 206.463.2405 and we will mail one to you.  There is no fee. 

 

There are two regional authorities which determine our burn ban status:

Click on the King County Fire Marshall at 
    
http://www.kingcounty.gov/property/firemarshal/burnbaninfo.aspx 
... to see if they have issued a burn ban for fire safety.    

Click on Puget Sound Clean Air Agency at 
    https://www.pscleanair.org/168/Current-Status
...or call 1-800-595-4341 to see if they have issued a burn ban due to air quality.

 

There is a new website that collects burn ban information from different agencies across the state into one location.  The two agencies above, as well as other regional authorities and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, all feed their information to this site:
    
https://waburnbans.net/

 

  It is unlawful for any person to cause or allow outdoor burning that causes an emission of smoke or any other air contaminant that is detrimental to the health, safety or welfare  or any person that causes damage to property or business, or that cause a nuisance per RCW70.94.040, 70.94.650(1) and 70.94.780.

Any person affected by outdoor burning may call VIFR non-emergency dispatch to complain at (253) 852-2121.   

 


An Air Quality burn ban declared by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is classified at one of two levels:

 * Stage 1 Burn Ban:

  • No burning is allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood stoves.  Residents should rely instead on their home's other, cleaner source of heat for a few days until air quality improves and the ban is cancelled.  The only exception is if it is the home's only adequate source of heat.
  • No outdoor burning.  This includes recreational fires such as bonfires, campfires and the use of fire pits and chimneys.
  • Burn ban violations are subject to a $1,000 penalty.

It is okay to burn natural gas, propane, pellet and EPA certified wood stoves or inserts during a Stage 1 burn ban.  No charcoal burning. 

 * Stage 2 Burn Ban

  • No burning is allowed in any wood-burning fireplaces, wood stoves or fireplace inserts (certified or uncertified) or pellet stove. Residents should rely instead on their home's other, cleaner source of heat (such as their furnace or electric baseboard heaters) for a few days until air quality improves, the public health risk diminishes and the ban is cancelled. The only exception is if it is the home's only adequate source of heat.
  • No outdoor fires are allowed.  This includes recreational fires such as bonfires, campfires and the use of fire pits and chimneys.
  • Burn ban violations are subject to a $1,000 penalty.

It is okay to use natural gas and propane stoves or inserts during a Stage 2 Burn Ban. 

 

 

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Vashon, WA 98070

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