Kirkland Fire Department Issues Burn Ban Prohibiting All Outdoor Fires

Published on September 09, 2022

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Media Contact:

Mark Jung
Battalion Chief, Fire Marshal
(425) 587-3623

Effective Friday, September 9th, the Kirkland Fire Department has issued a ‘Stage 2’ fire safety burn ban, which means all outdoor fires, including recreational campfires, cooking fires, and ceremonial fires, are prohibited due to critically high fire danger. 

The Stage 2 burn ban is in response to a fire safety Red Flag Warning issued today by the National Weather Service for King County - and every county west of the Cascades - due to critical fire conditions in the region. The King County Fire Chiefs Association, King County Fire Marshals, and jurisdictions throughout King County have joined together to issue a Stage 2 burn ban covering all parts of King County. 

“This ban will be in place until further notice due to the hot, dry weather conditions we’re experiencing,” said Kirkland Fire Marshal Mark Jung. “The fire marshals are carefully monitoring the fuel moisture content and energy release component of wildland fuels in the area. When these measures return to more typical values, the ban will be lifted.”

While all outdoor fires are banned, propane or natural-gas fired grills, fireplaces, fire tables, other gas-fired appliances and charcoal grills may continue to be used. Fire marshals urge caution when disposing of charcoal remains.