King County burn ban in effect

Due to continued dry weather conditions, King County issued a fire safety burn ban for its unincorporated areas.

This is a Phase 1 burn ban, effective July 29, applies to all outdoor burning except for small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved camp grounds or private property with the owner’s permission.

Recreational fires must follow specific rules, including being built in a metal or concrete fire pit, grow no larger than 3 feet in diameter, be located near a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, be at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches and attended at all times.

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