Unincorporated Skagit County will be going to a full burn ban as of Monday, June 29, 2015.
Outdoor burning includes, campfires, bonfires, residential yard debris clean-up, trash disposal, land clearing, weed abatement, and agricultural burning activity. Liquid fueled or gas-fueled stoves are permitted provided the use is over a non-flammable surface and at least five feet from flammable vegetation. Charcoal grills are permitted at private residences provided the use is over a non-flammable surface and at least five feet from flammable vegetation.
Press release: Download the Skagit County Fire Marshall press release.
Governor Jay Inslee has declared a State of Emergency for all Washington Counties due to the large fire potential. He also has strongly urged people to not use fireworks and find other ways of celebrating the Fourth of July holiday.
Fireworks: Consumer grade fireworks are covered under a separate RCW than outdoor burning and are not prohibited; however, we support Governor Inslee’s recommendation and encourage the community to attend local public fireworks displays.
If you are within the city limits of any of the incorporated cities or towns, check with your city fire department for current burning restrictions.
Permanent ban: A permanent ban on open burning remains in effect in the Cities of Anacortes, Burlington, Concrete, Hamilton, La Conner, Lyman, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley and their urban growth areas. For more information on the burn ban in these cities you may contact the Northwest Clean Air Agency at (360) 428-1617 or check their website at www.nwcleanair.org.
DNR Lands: If your property falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources, please call (360) 856-3500 for burn permit information. A burn ban is in effect through September 30, 2015 on all forest lands under Department of Natural Resources jurisdiction. All outdoor burning is banned including campfires.
Questions: If you have any questions about open burning in Skagit County please contact the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office at (360) 416-1842 or the burn line for current information at (360) 416-1840, or our website at www.skagitcounty.net.
Skagit County Fire Marshal