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September 6, 2016

Skagit County outdoor burn ban lifted

Effective Sept. 6, 2016, and until further notice, residential yard and land-clearing fires are permitted in unincorporated Skagit County.

Burn permits are required for piles exceeding four feet by four feet. Burn permit requests may be submitted by phone at 360-416-1840. Requests will be filled in the order received.

Residential yard and land-clearing fires may only contain natural vegetation (leaves, grass and tree trimmings) may be burned.  Garbage, household trash, lumber, building construction waste or demolition debris must never be burned.

Please burn responsibly. Remember that smoke, odor or ash that unreasonably interferes with the use and enjoyment of neighboring properties is prohibited.

If you reside within an incorporated city or town, or within an urban growth area, please contact your local fire department for burn restriction information.

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