It is important to the Bainbridge Island Fire Department and our community that everyone understands the laws regulating burning. See COBI burning regulations HERE
A recreational fire can easily be described as a fire for the purpose of cooking or when camping. The fuel for this type of fire must be either standard cut, untreated firewood, charcoal briquettes, or propane. The size of a recreational fire is limited to no larger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height and must be in an approved device such as a fire pit, outdoor fireplace, or barbeque. Under no circumstances can this type of fire be used to dispose of residential yard vegetation, waste, or garbage. In addition, the fire must be 25 feet from any structure or combustible material. Persons having a recreational fire should have a method on hand to immediately extinguish the fire, such as a charged garden hose or shovel. Fires must be attended at all times and must be fully extinguished before leaving them. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave!
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Agricultural burning means outdoor burning related to commercial agricultural activities under Chapter 173-430WAC, including, but not limited to, any incidental agricultural burning or agricultural burning for pest or disease control. Permits must be issued by the Fire Marshal's Office, and fires are subject to safety inspections.