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Posted on: July 27, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Outdoor Burning Ban Announced for August 1, 2016


IMPLEMENTED BY:     Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office
ISSUED BY:                  Michael W. McCrary, Snohomish County Fire Marshal
CONTACT:                   Terri Irwin, 425-388-3557
DATE OF RELEASE:     July 27, 2016


Outdoor Burning Ban Announced for August 1, 2016


Everett, Snohomish County—Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal has announced an outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County that will go into effect Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 8 a.m.  

This restriction bans outdoor burning, except for recreational fires. 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 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. Citizens within the boundaries of an incorporated city or town, please check with your local fire department for current burning ban information. 

All outdoor burn permits, including permits issued by PSCAA (Puget Sound Clean Air Agency) for agricultural burning, are suspended until this ban is lifted. This ban will remain in effect until there is a sustained period of rainfall and the fire risk returns to low.  

With the continuing dry weather conditions, we ask that any recreational fires be considered very carefully.  Please contact our Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.

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