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Environ​​​mental Health


  OUTDOOR BURN BAN   

IN ISLAND COUNTY

TYPE I BURN BAN IN EFFECT

                    AS OF MIDNIGHT, JULY 30, 2022

      • NO OUTDOOR BURNING OF NATURAL DEBRIS – EVEN WITH A PERMIT.
      • RECREATIONAL FIRES ARE ALLOWED IN APPROVED FIRE PIT*

                     This restriction bans outdoor burning, except for recreational fires. Recreational fires are less than three feet in diameter and two feet high and are for cooking and pleasure only. Recreational fires must be contained within a fire pit that has been cleared of all combustible material within a 10-foot radius, must be monitored at all times, and must have a water source readily available (at a minimum, a charged water hose or a five-gallon bucket of water).

*The use of barbeque grills using propane or briquettes, or self-contained camp stoves are also allowed

PROCLAMATION and PUBLIC NOTICE

WHEREAS, by July 30, 2022, atmospheric conditions of stable moisture levels, increased humidity, and cooler 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 (except for recreational fires) within the entirety of Island County

  REPORT VIOLATIONS TO 911

   This Ban will remain in effect until further notice.

 

                                                                                                       SHERIFF RICK FELICI  

                                                                                                       Island County Fire Marshal

                                                        

Environmental Health is the branch of Public Health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health.  Natural Resources is the branch of Public Health that is concerned with protecting the natural environment for the benefit of human health and the ecosystemThe goal of Environmental Health is to protect and promote public health. 

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(04/01/2020) In recent weeks, COVID-19 has impacted several Environmental Health programs, including Onsite Sewage System, Food, Outdoor Burning, School Health and Safety, and Shellfish Resources. Please take a moment to evaluate Washington State Department of Health Resources and Recommendations for more information.