King County imposes summertime burn ban

August 9, 2011

NEW — 4:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 2011

Dry conditions and forecasts calling for continued dry weather prompted the King County fire marshal to call for a fire-safety burn ban in unincorporated areas.

The ban started Aug. 8 and runs until Sept. 30.

The latest burn ban is in addition to a state burn ban on forestlands, such as Tiger Mountain, and a summer burning moratorium in the Eastside Fire & Rescue service area, including Issaquah. The state and EFR bans remain in effect until Sept. 30 as well.

The county burn ban applies to all outdoor burning, except for small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or owner-approved fires on private property.

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