PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IMPLEMENTED BY: Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office
ISSUED BY: Michael W. McCrary, Snohomish County Fire Marshal
CONTACT: Terri Irwin, 425-388-3557
DATE OF RELEASE: September 11, 2019
Outdoor Burning Ban Lifted for Unincorporated Snohomish County
EVERETT, Snohomish County—Due to recent rains and anticipated cooler weather conditions, effective Thursday September 12th, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., the burn ban is lifted for all of the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County by order of the Snohomish County Fire Marshal, Michael McCrary.
This means that those individuals who have a current residential burn permit for yard debris will now be allowed to burn. The burn pile must not exceed 4’ x 4’ x 3’. Recreational fires are allowed in approved fire pits without a burn permit. However, the fire pit must be constructed of a noncombustible material such as concrete or metal and shall be a minimum of 15 feet from structures. A recreational fire by definition is a cooking fire or campfire using charcoal or firewood. These fires may not be greater than three feet in diameter and/or two feet in height. Water must also be immediately available.
Please note: Garbage, household trash, lumber, building construction waste, or demolition debris may not be burned.
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 contact your local fire department for burn restrictions. 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.
We continue to ask you to use caution at this time of year, and if you have any additional questions please contact your local fire agency. Please contact our Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.