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"Fire-Safety" Burn Ban - King County Fire Marshal (KCFM)

  • issued by KCFM due to fire danger during dry weather conditions
  • low moisture in trees and the vegetation is a fire hazard
  • outdoor burning in all of King County is affected
  • issued in cooperation with other county and state agencies

KCFM does NOT issue "burning permits" for King County Residents

  • Local fire districts and local fire departments issue burning permits, but only when burn bans are not in effect.
  • Use non-emergency phone numbers to contact your local fire districts.
  • Check King County Emergency Management www.kingcounty.gov/ for information on getting a burning permit.   

"Air Quality" Burn Ban - Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA)

  • issued to tell people about possible health impacts arising from increased air pollution
  • people with health conditions, such as asthma and heart disease, are especially susceptible to harm
  • people may need to restrict their outdoor activities
  • PSCAA's jurisdiction includes King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap counties
  • Stage 1 - lowest Stage 3 - highest pollution level - health risk