FOLLOWUP: Burn ban over, Alki Beach fire pits open again

The King County Fire Chiefs Association announced today that the Stage 2 burn ban has beeb lifted. The announcement explains, “Recent precipitation and cooler weather have allowed wildland fuels to recover moisture, and the local wildland fire danger has reduced to a level where it is safe to resume small recreational fires.” The biggest effect of this in our area means the Alki Beach fire pits are open again; Seattle Parks lists their hours as 4 pm-9:30 pm daily. The Stage 2 burn ban had been in effect since August 13th.

3 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Burn ban over, Alki Beach fire pits open again"

  • Andy September 2, 2021 (10:21 am)

    Assume that fires in designed Established camp sites in Washington are still prohibited this weekend?

    • WSB September 2, 2021 (10:30 am)

      This is a King County order and it notes that it does NOT supersede ongoing state orders – which you can read here:

    • Jay September 2, 2021 (1:59 pm)

      It’s going to be crazy dry out there. I recommend a propane fire pit for drive-up sites. With burn bans getting longer every year they’re worth the investment. You can use them at Alki when fires are prohibited. (I’ve had the fire dept called on me and they said propane fire pits are okay.)

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