A burn ban is likely taking effect earlier than normal in Island County this year, according to the sheriff's office.
Burn bans are typical from early July to early August. The fire event forecast provided by the Department of Natural Resources indicates a potential for increased outdoor fires.
As a result, in combination with Gov. Jay Inslee's drought declaration, the Island County Sheriff's Office is tentatively planning a type 1 burn ban proclamation that will take effect at midnight June 15.
The sheriff's office will continue to work with local fire districts and the DNR to keep the public informed.
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