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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Burn Ban UPDATE 9/17/21

****9/17/21 UPDATE

The burn ban has been lifted for all Snohomish County Parks.


****9/1/21 UPDATE

The burn ban, which includes recreational fires (campfires), remains in effect for all Snohomish County parks. As a general rule, bans are not lifted until there has been heavy and sustained rainfall.  


****8/31/21 UPDATE

The burn ban, which includes recreational fires (campfires), remains in effect for all Snohomish County parks.  


****8/1/21 UPDATE 

BURN BAN - ALL SNOHOMISH COUNTY PARKS - Effective August 1st (12:01 AM). Campfires are banned in all Snohomish County Parks.  Anything that creates smoke, ash, or cinder (e.g. wood, cardboard, paper, BBQ briquets) is not allowed. Propane (LP Gas) stoves are allowed. Propane fire pits may be used during times of recreational fire bans however, Park Rangers have the final say regarding when, where, or if they will be allowed.


****7/26/21 UPDATE

Burn ban remains unchanged.  Campfires are allowed in Snohomish County Parks campgrounds, with exception to Squire Creek, Whitehorse, and Lake Roesiger


***7/22/21 UPDATE

Campfires and BBQ briquettes are now banned at Lake Roesiger Park and group campground, Whitehorse Park and Campground, and Squire Creek Campground. Propane fire rings and propane stoves are still permitted. Campfires are still permitted at all other Snohomish County parks.


Learn about wildfire season and campfire safety here.


***7/14/21 UPDATE

Campfires and BBQ briquettes are now banned at Whitehorse Park and Campground and Squire Creek Campground. Propane fire rings and propane stoves are still permitted. Campfires are still permitted at all other Snohomish County parks.


***7/7/21 UPDATE

Campfires and BBQ briquettes are now banned at SQUIRE CREEK Park.


IMPLEMENTED BY: Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office 

ISSUED BY: Michael W. McCrary, Snohomish County, Director, Planning and Development Services, Fire Marshal 

CONTACT: Terri Irwin, 425-262-2109 

DATE OF RELEASE: June 24, 2021 


***7/6/21 UPDATE: Gov. Jay Inslee today declared a statewide state of emergency relating to the growing risk of wildfires, including a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through September 30, 2021. This prohibition does not include the following activities:

  • use of liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves over a non-flammable surface and at least five feet from flammable vegetation; 
  • use of charcoal grills at private residences over a non-flammable surface and at least five feet from flammable vegetation; 
  • and campfires at state, county and municipal parks and campgrounds, or small campfires contained in a structure on private property, in accordance with current and ongoing restrictions imposed by the agency or property owner with legal authority over the park, campground, or property.


Outdoor Burning Ban Announced in Snohomish County 

Everett, Snohomish County—Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal announced an outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County that goes into effect Friday, June 25, 2021, 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. If you live in Arlington, Brier, Darrington Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Gold Bar, Index, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Monroe, Mukilteo, Snohomish, Stanwood or Sultan, please note that they are also participating in this burn ban, and these restrictions will apply within their incorporated boundaries as well. For those residents living within the boundaries of another city or town not listed above, 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 a sustained period of rainfall and the fire risk returns to low. With the continuing dry weather conditions, we urge the public to use great caution before lighting any recreational fires since wildfires are a significant risk across the region. If you have any doubts about safety, please don’t burn. Please contact our Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.  

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