Type I Burn Ban in Effect as of 12:00 pm July 13th

A message from Sheriff Mark Brown:

AS OF 12:00 PM, July 13, 2018

  • NO OUTDOOR BURNING OF NATURAL DEBRIS – EVEN WITH A PERMIT.
  • RECREATIONAL / COOKING FIRES ALLOWED ONLY IN APPROVED FIRE PITS lined with concrete or metal, such as in established campgrounds. Outdoor cooking is also allowed on a propane barbecue, or a barbecue with briquettes, or a self-contained camp stove.

PROCLAMATION and PUBLIC NOTICE

WHEREAS, by July 13, 2018, atmospheric conditions of reduced moisture levels, low humidity, and warmer weather; combined with the reduced availability of fire-fighting resources, may cause a 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 Mark C. Brown, serving as the Island County Fire Marshal, do hereby proclaim that a restriction on outdoor burning exists within the entirety of Island County, and that as of 12:00 PM, July 13, 2018, all outdoor fires – even those previously approved by permit — shall not be kindled, ignited or maintained.

Excepted from this Ban are outdoor recreational cooking fires contained within established fire pits – lined with metal or concrete, such as in improved campgrounds — and cooking fires in barbecues. Self-contained camp stoves are also allowed.

REPORT VIOLATIONS TO 911

This Ban will remain in effect until further notice. If you are within the city limits of any of the incorporated cities or towns, check with your city fire department for current burning restrictions.

SHERIFF MARK C. BROWN
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

ISLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
PO BOX 5000 COUPEVILLE, WA 98239-5000
(360) 678-4422 629-4523 321-5113
www.islandcountywa.gov/Sheriff