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Snohomish County recreational burn ban lifted

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Due to high fire danger and sustained hot and dry weather conditions, the outdoor burn ban previously issued July 7th, 2017, for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County has been UPGRADED to a complete burn ban which includes recreational fires.

September 20, 2017, update

The Snohomish County Fire Marshall’s Office lifted the recreational burn ban on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

This means the following fires are now allowed: 

  • Campfires/bonfires.
  • Religious or ceremonial fires.
  • Cooking fires.

However, all outdoor burn permits, including permits issued by PSCAA (Puget Sound Clean Air Agency) for agricultural burning, remain suspended until the burn ban is lifted.

The outdoor permit burn ban will remain in effect until there is a sustained period of rainfall and the fire risk returns to low. 

Original August 31, 2017, article

Due to high fire danger and sustained hot and dry weather conditions, the outdoor burn ban previously issued July 7th, 2017, for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County has been UPGRADED to a complete burn ban which includes recreational fires.

The upgraded burn ban will take effect September 1st, 2017, at 12:01 am, and is effective until further notice. 

This restriction bans all outdoor burning, including recreational fires in all of Snohomish County. 

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 the Snohomish County Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information. 

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