For Immediate Release
September 22, 2016
Contact: Terri Irwin
Planning and Development Services
Outdoor Burning Ban Lifted for Unincorporated Snohomish County
EVERETT, Snohomish County—Effective Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8am the burn ban is lifted for all of the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County by order of the Snohomish County Fire Marshall, Mike 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 15 feet from structures. A recreational fire by definition 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
If you reside in Snohomish County within an incorporated city or town, or within an urban growth area, please contact your city fire department for burn restriction information.
We 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 our Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.