Effective immediately (Sept. 8), the Mercer Island Fire Marshal’s Office, in coordination with several other local cities, has issued a fire safety burn ban.
Until further notice, all fires in Mercer Island are prohibited due to the extremely dry, hot and breezy weather conditions. This weather pattern is expected to continue through the week; the fire marshal will reevaluate conditions as weather conditions improve.
This ban includes all wood burning, including fireplaces and fire pits. Gas/propane and charcoal grills are permitted.
Contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 206-275-7966 with questions.