Phase 1 Burn Ban Effective Today, July 27, 2020
With dry conditions in the forecast, the King County Fire Marshal has issued a Phase 1 burn ban. The city of Renton follows burn bans issued by King County. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.
This is a Phase 1 burn ban and applies to all outdoor burning. In addition, the National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Red Flag Warning for parts of Western Washington, from 11am until 8pm today due to potential high wildfire conditions. During such periods, recreational fires in affected areas shall cease.
Even when the Red Flag Warning is lifted, King County’s Phase 1 burn restrictions will remain in place and apply to all outdoor burning, with the exception of small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or on private property with the owner’s permission. Recreational fires still pose a fire risk – so please use caution and plan accordingly.
Recreational fires must:
- Be built in a metal or concreate fire pit (or other noncombustible materials) , such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and not be used as debris disposal
- Be no larger than 3 feet in diameter
- Be located in a clear spot, free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches
- Be attended at all times by an alert individual with equipment capable of extinguishing the fire
It is everyone’s responsibility to help prevent fires that destroy lives, property, and our wildlands.
For more information, or if you have questions, please contact our Fire Marshal’s Office at 425.276.9580