As we are all aware, Washington state is very dry right now and fire risk is extremely high. The County Sheriff has issued a type II burn ban effective immediately. The propane bbq is fine to use at the beach but the fire ring has been temporarily removed.
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. Also included 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 officials.
**The use of barbeque grills using propane or briquettes, or self-contained camp stoves are also allowed**
THE DANGER OF OUTDOOR FIRES IS VERY HIGH NOW, PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION WITH ANY IGNITION SOURCE
REPORT VIOLATIONS TO 911
This Ban will remain in effect until further notice.
SHERIFF RICK FELICI
Island County Fire Marshal