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Posted on: August 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] REMINDER: BURNING BAN DURING RED FLAG WARNINGS

PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



IMPLEMENTED BY:         Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office

ISSUED BY:                      Michael W. McCrary, Fire Marshal

CONTACT:                        Christopher Drocco, 425-388-3557

DATE OF RELEASE:        8/17/2023

FOR RELEASE:                IMMEDIATELY


REMINDER:  BURNING BAN DURING RED FLAG WARNINGS


SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash, August 17, 2023 – Due to ongoing high fire danger, Snohomish County is issuing a reminder of existing red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service. During a red flag warning, all fires including recreational fires are banned. To check status, please visit https://www.weather.gov/sew/


An outdoor burn ban was announced on June 9, 2023, and remains in effect for all of Snohomish County. All outdoor burn permits, including permits issued by PSCAA (Puget Sound Clean Air Agency) for agricultural burning, are suspended until the ban is lifted*. It will remain in effect until there is a sustained period of rainfall and fire risk is reduced.


*Note that portable charcoal and gas grills are still allowable.


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



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