Effective Monday, June 22, Snohomish County’s Office of the County Fire Marshal (OCFM) will be enacting an outdoor burn ban for unincorporated areas of the county due to hot and dry weather conditions.
The burn ban restricts any kind of outdoors burning, except for recreational fires less than three feet in diameter and two feet high used for cooking and pleasure only. Recreational fires must be contained in a fire pit that has a 10-foot radius cleared of flammable or combustible items, must be monitored and have a water source nearby at all times.
Agricultural burning, including those permitted by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA), is also suspended until the ban has been lifted.
It is unknown when the burn ban will be lifted as the weather continues to be hot and dry. According to OCFM, the ban will be in effect until there is rainfall for a sustained period of time or when the fire risk returns to low.
For more information, please visit the Snohomish County website for civic alerts.