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Posted on: August 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Upgraded Stage 2 Outdoor Burning Ban to Include Recreational Fires

PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN                                                              

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                    



IMPLEMENTED BY:                  Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office

ISSUED BY:                                Michael W. McCrary, Fire Marshal

CONTACT:                                  Terri Irwin, 425-388-3557

DATE OF RELEASE:                   Wednesday, August 11, 2021

FOR RELEASE:                           IMMEDIATELY




Due to high fire danger, lack of recovery from the minimal precipitation recently received in some areas of Snohomish County, along with many local resources being deployed to assist in existing wild fire suppression efforts, the outdoor burn ban previously issued on 6/25/2021 for Snohomish County has been UPGRADED to a Stage 2 burn ban which includes recreational fires. The upgraded burn ban will take effect immediately and remain in effect until further notice.


This restriction bans all outdoor burning, including recreational fires.   Enclosed outdoor cooking appliances such as gas or charcoal grills or pellet smokers may be used during the Stage 2 burn ban.


Incorporated cities and towns included in this outdoor burning ban are: Brier, Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Index, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Snohomish, and Sultan.


Residents living within an incorporated city or town not listed above may contact their city Fire Marshal or fire department for current burning ban information within their jurisdiction.


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.  


Please contact our Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.


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