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August 1, 2017

Complete burn ban in effect Aug. 2 for all of Skagit County

Due to the hot weather conditions ahead and low fuel moisture levels within Skagit County, the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office joins the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources, Whatcom County and Island County in banning outdoor burning, including campfires.
Effective August 2, 2017 and until further notice, outdoor burning is banned in unincorporated Skagit County with the exception of agricultural burning.

Enclosed barbeques and propane fire pits are allowed in improved areas on non-combustible surfaces which are a minimum of ten feet from vegetation or combustible materials. On private property, charcoal may be used within barbeques, fire pits or similar enclosures. Charcoal and ash should be discarded in a metal container and doused with water. The container should be kept ten feet from vegetation or combustible materials for 72 hours.

If you are within the limits of an incorporated city or town, check with your fire department for current burning restrictions.

If you have questions about open burning in Skagit County please contact the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office at (360) 416-1840, or our Outdoor Burning website