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Dry weather prompts burn ban in unincorporated county


August 23, 2011

Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, a modified outdoor burning ban for unincorporated areas of Snohomish County is now in effect.

This restriction bans outdoor burning except for recreational fires. All outdoor burn permits, including permits issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for agricultural burning, are suspended until this ban is lifted.

Recreational fires are still allowed under this burn ban. A recreational fire is less than three feet in diameter and two feet high and is for cooking and pleasure only.

Recreational fires must be contained within a fire pit that has been cleared of all combustible material within a 10-foot radius, must be monitored at all times and must have a water source readily available (at a minimum, a charged water hose or a five-gallon bucket of water).

This burn ban will be in effect until further notice. Residents within the boundaries of an incorporated city or town should check with local fire departments for current burning ban information.

The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office has made this decision in cooperation with Skagit, Kitsap, King, Mason and Pierce counties, as well as the Washington State Department of Natural Resources,

Please contact the county’s Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.


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