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Burn Bans

Posted on: August 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Full Outdoor Burning Ban Starts Aug. 18

Fire Ban

Type II burn ban in effect as of 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18

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 Fire Marshal. The use of barbeque grills using propane or briquettes, or self-contained camp stoves are exempt from Type II burn bans and these items may still be used. 

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

For more information, visit the Island County Sheriff's Office web page.


WHEREAS, by August 17, 2023, 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


This ban will remain in effect until further notice.

Signed by Island County Sheriff Rick Felici

Island County Sheriff's Office
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