Friday, August 21, 2015

Illegal Fire Pit In Tree Stump Removed By Seattle Parks And Recreation

Last month, the Laurelhurst Blog reported about an illegal fire pit built into a tree stump right next to the City fire pit in the park.

A neighbor commented at the time:
It's pretty bad.  That's all I know. Why they couldn't use the fire pit 100' away is unknown."
Seattle Parks and Recreation has since been removed and ground down the stump to prevent its use as a firepit.
David with Parks said that:
Fires are indeed illegal in any park except in designated barbeques and in fire rings at either Alki Beach or Golden Gardens Beach.
The Seattle Municipal Code 18.12.270 - Fires says:  
It is unlawful (a) to ignite or maintain any fire or to participate in igniting, maintaining or using any fire within any park except in a designated stove or fire ring or (b) to ignite in any stove or fire ring any household rubbish or other material banned from outdoor burning by air pollution control regulations, or (c) to ignite or maintain a fire in any fire ring during any stage on an air pollution episode declared by the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency. All fires within parks are prohibited between the hours of eleven p.m. (11:00 p.m.) and six a.m. (6:00 a.m.).


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