King County Marshall extends burn ban in Maple Valley, Covington and Black Diamond
October 7, 2012 · Updated 7:58 AM
Due to continued dry weather the King County Fire Marshal has extended the county-wide burn ban into until further notice.
This Phase 1 burn ban 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. These fires must:
- Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds;Grow no larger than three feet across
- Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including a 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches
- Be attended at all times by an alert individual with immediate access to a shovel and either five gallons of water or a connected and charged water hose.
The use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbecues will continue to be allowed under the ban.
For more information visit the Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety website at www.maplevalleyfire.org or visit the King County Department of Development and Environmental Services (DDES) Fire Marshal website at www.kingcounty.gov/property/FireMarshal/BurnBanInfo.aspx.