UPGRADED Outdoor Burn Ban to include Recreational Fires ~ 9/1/17

IMPLEMENTED BY:                Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office

ISSUED BY:                              Michael W. McCrary, Fire Marshal

CONTACT:                               Terri Irwin, 425-388-3557

DATE OF RELEASE:                 August 31, 2017

FOR RELEASE:             IMMEDIATELY

UPGRADED OUTDOOR BURNING BAN TO INCLUDE RECREATIONAL FIRES 

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 a.m. and be effective until further notice.

This restriction bans all outdoor burning, including recreational fires.

Citizens within the boundaries of an incorporated city or town, please check with your local fire department for current burning ban information.

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.