OUTDOOR BURN BAN COMING FOR SNOHOMISH COUNTY August 04, 2012
Burn ban coming for Snohomsh County next week.
(REGIONAL) -- Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, an outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County will go into effect Monday, August 6 at 8:00 a.m.
This restriction on burning from the Snohomish County Fire Marshall’s Office bans outdoor burning except for recreational fires.
Recreational fires are those fires less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high and are for cooking and pleasure only and must be contained within a fire pit that has been cleared of all combustible material within a 10 foot radius.
Those fires must also be monitored at all times and must have a water source readily available -- at a minimum, a charged water hose or a 5-gallon bucket of water.
This burn ban will be in effect until further notice.
Residents within the boundaries of an incorporated city or town are asked to check with their local fire department for current burning ban information.
All outdoor burn permits, including permits issued by PSCAA (Puget Sound Clean Air Agency) for agricultural burning, are suspended until this ban is lifted.
This ban will remain in effect until there is a sustained period of rainfall and the fire risk returns to low.
With the continuing dry weather conditions, the Fire Marshall’s office asks residents that any recreational fires they may be planning, be considered carefully.