Burn Ban Status

ISLAND COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL NEWS RELEASE

TYPE II BURN BAN IN EFFECT

AS OF 4:00 PM, September 9, 2020

NO OUTDOOR BURNING OF NATURAL DEBRIS – EVEN WITH A PERMIT.

Burn Ban – Type II includes a ban on all outdoor burning in unincorporated Island County including a ban on recreational fires that were otherwise exempt from a Type I burn ban and including a ban on the use and discharge of consumer fireworks, unless the use and discharge of such fireworks are authorized by a permit issued by the local fire official .The use of barbecue grills using propane or briquettes, or self-contained camp stoves are exempt from Type II burn bans and may still be used.

The danger of outdoor fires is very high right now. Please use extreme caution with any ignition source.

PROCLAMATION and PUBLIC NOTICE

WHEREAS, by September 9, 2020, atmospheric conditions of reduced moisture levels, low humidity, and warmer weather have increased the 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 Rick Felici, serving as the Island County Fire Marshal, do hereby proclaim a BAN on ALL outdoor burning within the entirety of Island County

REPORT VIOLATIONS TO 911

This ban will remain in effect until further notice.

Island County Fire Marshal

SHERIFF Rick Felici

OUTDOOR BURNING INFORMATION:

Island County Code-Chapter 9.10

(https://library.municode.com/wa/island_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TITIXPUPESAMO_CH9.10OUBUPE)

FOR NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY CALL 360-428-1617 (https://nwcleanairwa.gov/)

ISLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CALL 360-679-7350

 

 

ISLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
PO BOX 5000 COUPEVILLE, WA 98239-5000
(360) 678-4422  629-4523  321-5113