July 3, 2024

Fire Danger Increases in Kitsap County

Outdoor Burn Ban to Begin Saturday, July 6

The Kitsap County Fire Marshal, in conjunction with the Kitsap County Fire Chiefs’ Association, announced today that they will impose a Phase I Outdoor Burning Ban at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 6. Local fire danger is projected to increase dramatically over the weekend. Officials are imposing the ban in an effort to limit the most common cause of wildfires – outdoor burning – and urge the public to exercise extreme caution with all ignition sources.

Under a Phase I Outdoor Burning Ban, outdoor burning permits are temporarily suspended and no outdoor burning is allowed except for cooking fires in contained barbecue units and recreational fires. A “recreational” fire is defined as follows:

  • Built in a designated fire pit space
  • No larger than three feet in diameter
  • Containing 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
  • Attended at all times by an alert adult with immediate access to a shovel and a water source

Officials hope that the coming burn ban will limit potential incidents in Kitsap County. The ban will remain in place until significant and sustained rainfall improves conditions.

For more information on outdoor burning and local restrictions, contact your local fire agency:

Confused About Burn Bans?

There are different types of burn bans in Kitsap County. One is a permanent ban — prohibiting outdoor burning within Kitsap County’s urban growth boundaries. The others are measures to stop burning temporarily for health or fire safety reasons. Read more…

CKFR Outdoor Burning Information
Due to the revision in our State laws, CKFR was affected with a major change that affected the burn boundaries in our serving area. The change created a NO BURN ZONE that includes all of Silverdale and much of the area to the East and Southeast towards Bremerton.  Read more…

Burn Ban Status

Burning Is Not Allowed