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Outdoor burn ban to be lifted for unincorporated Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., September 12, 2023—Due to changes in the weather forecast and the current fuel moisture levels in existing vegetation, effective Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., the burn ban is lifted for all the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County by order of the Snohomish County Fire Marshal, Michael McCrary. 

This means that those individuals who have a current residential burn permit for yard debris will now be allowed to burn.  The burn pile must not exceed 4’ x 4’ x 3’.  Recreational fires are allowed in approved fire pits without a burn permit.  However, the fire pit must be constructed of a noncombustible material such as concrete or metal and shall be a minimum of 25 feet from structures.  By definition, a recreational fire is a cooking fire or campfire using charcoal or firewood.  These fires may not be greater than three feet in diameter and/or two feet in height.  Water must also be immediately available. 

Please note: Garbage, household trash, lumber, building construction waste, or demolition debris may not be burned.  As always, in the event of a Red Flag Warning, all burning is to be suspending until the Red Flag Warning has been lifted by the National Weather Service.

The county will continue to ask you to use caution at this time of year, and if you have any additional questions, please contact your local fire agency.  Please contact Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.

SOURCE: Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office

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