Unplanned fires can happen in Kitsap County at any time and any location. Fires caused by humans, lightning, machinery, and utilities are common. These can disrupt transportation, gas, power, and communications. The risk from fires also increases during periods of no rain and high winds. With much of Kitsap County in various stages of forestation, all areas are vulnerable to fire. Based on a recent assessment of Kitsap County, fires are rated a moderate risk hazard.