|Fire Marshal issues burn ban for unincorporated areas in King County starting today|
|By Administration Raechel Ehlers|
|July 27, 2020|
With dry conditions in the forecast, King County Fire Marshal Chris Ricketts has issued a Phase 1 burn ban for the unincorporated areas of King County (INCLUDING VASHON) starting today. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.
Even when the Red Flag Warning is lifted, King County’s Phase 1 burn ban restrictions will still be in place and apply to all outdoor burning, except for small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or private property with the owner's permission. Recreational fires still pose a risk, so their use shall be limited and respected accordingly. Ricketts says recreational fires must:
Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and not be used as debris disposal
For properties located within cities, please contact your local jurisdiction for requirements. This ban remains in effect until further notice.
The King County Fire Marshal reminds residents that it is every individual's responsibility to help prevent fires that destroy lives, property, and our wildland. For more information, visit the Department of Local Services Fire Marshal's website.
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