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Snohomish County to resume recreational fires, outdoor burn ban downgraded

Due to recent rain and moist weather conditions, recent fire danger has lessened. Therefore, effective 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2023, recreational Fires are now allowed. The burn ban is still in effect for outdoor burning other than Recreational fires.  This means that all outdoor burn permits, including permits issued by PSCAA (Puget Sound Clean Air Agency) for agricultural burning, are suspended until the burn ban is lifted.

Recreational fires are: less than three feet in diameter and two feet high and are for cooking and pleasure only.  Recreational fires must be contained within a fire pit that has been cleared of all combustible material within a 25-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). Portable outdoor fireplaces shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and shall not be operated within 15 feet (3048 mm) of a structure or combustible material.

Feel free to call Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.

SOURCE: Snohomish County Office of the Fire Marshal

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