https://suquamish.nsn.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/qtq80-pH2NXg.jpeg 1440 2160 Jon Anderson https://suquamish.nsn.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Suquamish-Logo-Transparent-6.png Jon Anderson2021-07-10 10:41:592021-07-10 10:41:59Phase II "Complete" Burn Ban Now in Effect until Further Notice
Phase II “Complete” Burn Ban Now in Effect until Further Notice
Due to extreme fire danger, the Suquamish Tribal Council in coordination with the Kitsap Fire Marshal and local fire departments has imposed a Phase II – Complete Ban on all outdoor burning, effective July 10, 2021 until further notice.
Under the Phase II – Complete Burn Ban, all outdoor burning is prohibited, including small recreational fires, cooking fires, and the use of charcoal briquettes. Only natural or propane gas barbeques are allowed and should only be used on hard non-combustible surfaces.
Fire departments are experiencing unseasonable increases in wildland fire responses throughout the Western part of the State. Higher than normal temperatures and extended dry conditions are likely to continue. Lower than normal rain rainfall will worsen fire risk in a landscape that’s already dry. Outdoor fires are the leading cause of wildland fires, sparking nearly 85% of all vegetation blazes.
For further information regarding the burn ban please contact Eric Quitslund, Suquamish Tribe’s Office of Emergency Management Operations officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.