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June 30, 2017

Modified burn ban takes effect July 7 for all of Skagit County

A modified burn ban for all recreational, residential and land clearing fires in unincorporated Skagit County will go into effect Friday, July 7, and continue until further notice. Skagit County will no longer issue permits for these activities and existing permits are suspended.
                                                                                                 
Recreational and cooking fires, limited to 3 feet in diameter and two feet high remain allowed within enclosures and when safety precautions are followed.

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.

This ban does not pertain to agricultural burning permitted through the Northwest Clean Air Agency or silvicultural burning permitted through Washington State Department of Natural Resources.  For information on active permits, contact those agencies directly.

If you have any questions about open burning in Skagit County please contact the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office at 360-416-1840, or our website at www.skagitcounty.net/firemarshal