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Burn ban lifted, recreational fires allowed again

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Recent rains and anticipated cooler weather conditions mean recreational campfires and fire pits are allowed again.
The county fire marshal lifted the burn ban Tuesday, Oct. 6.
It means people "with a current residential burn permit for yard debris will now be allowed to burn. The burn pile must not exceed 4’ x 4’ x 3’. Recreational fires are allowed in approved fire pits without a burn permit. However, the fire pit must be constructed of a noncombustible material such as concrete or metal and shall be a minimum of 15 feet from structures. A recreational fire by definition is a cooking fire or campfire using charcoal or firewood. These fires may not be greater than three feet in diameter and/or two feet in height. Water must also be immediately available," the county said in a news release.
Incorporated cities and towns affected by the burn regulations are: Arlington, Brier, Darrington Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Gold Bar, Index, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Monroe, Mukilteo, Snohomish, Stanwood and Sultan.
To check on the current burn ban status anytime, phone 425-388-3508.


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