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September 28, 2020

Recreational, air quality burn bans lifted in Skagit County

Today, due to improved air quality the Northwest Clean Air Agency has lifted the air quality burn ban that was put in place last week. Additionally, the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s office has lifted the recreational burn ban due to improved fuel moisture levels. [more]

Avoid Unnecessary Burning

During the COVID-19 crisis, local fire departments and first responders are doing everything
they can to protect their own health so that they are ready to protect others. Many people
are also extremely concerned about their respiratory health.

So before starting an outdoor burn of any type, please consider the potential impacts on
your neighbors and on local emergency responders, and postpone or cancel your burn if

Also, avoid causing excessive smoke from wood-burning stoves used for home heating. The
Northwest Clean Air Agency has received a number of complaints about heavy woodstove


A division of the Planning and Development Services Department, the Fire Marshal's Office provides the following services:

  • Review of permit applications for consistency with the International Fire Code (e.g., structure construction, driveway fire access (standards), fire flow, sprinkler systems, alarms, egress, and venting)
  • Annual inspections of commercial construction (checklist) for consistency with the International Fire Code
  • Outdoor burning and fireworks permitting and regulation
  • Outreach and education programs about fire safety



Outdoor and Recreational
Burning & Burn Bans
Maintain and Update
Fire Safety
Property Information
Fireworks Permits
and Regulations
Fire Investigation

Application Forms

The Fire Marshal’s Office administers the following codes:



  • Emergencies Dial: 911
  • Outdoor burning information and permits: 360-416-1840
  • Business annual inspection request line: 360-416-1845
  • Deputy Fire Marshal Bonnie LaCount: 360-416-1842
  • Deputy Fire Marshal Mark Anderson: 360-416-1843
  • E-mail:
  • Business Hours 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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