Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and available fire resources, the Total Burn Ban will be downgraded to a Modified Burn Ban as of September 2, 2015 at 8:00 am. This will allow recreational fires in approved fire pits lined with concrete or metal, such as in established campgrounds.
Recreational fires are those used for cooking and pleasure, consist only of charcoal or firewood and they must meet the following requirements:
>Fires must be in an enclosure that is a minimum of 16 inches high, no larger than three feet across, and made of cement block, stones, or #10 gauge steel.
>Burned materials must be kept lower than the sidewalls of the enclosure.
>The following must be in the immediate vicinity of the enclosure and present at all times during burning: A charged garden hose; or two, five-gallon buckets of water; or a 5 gallon class-A fire extinguisher and a shovel.
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, authorize a modified burn ban restriction on all outdoor burning within the entirety of Island County commencing 8:00 AM, September 2, 2015.
Permitted burning is still prohibited until further notice.
FOR ISLAND COUNTY CALL 360-679-7350 on North Whidbey, 360-321-5111 EXT 7350 on South Whidbey, and 360-629-4522 EXT 7350 on Camano Island
FOR NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY CALL 360-428-1617