Arlington Times


Wet conditions allow Fire Marshal to lift burn ban

October 15, 2012 · 5:12 PM

Due to wet conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal has lifted the current burn ban for all unincorporated areas of Snohomish County. This means that anyone with a residential burn permit will now be allowed to conduct a controlled burn.

Recreational fires also are allowed in approved fire pits and do not require a burn permit. However, the fire pits must be constructed of a noncombustible material such as concrete or metal, and must be a minimum of 15 feet from other 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.

"Despite current rainfall, we ask residents to still use caution with any fire they might have," said Snohomish County Fire Marshal Mike McCrary.

Residents within an incorporated city or town, or within an urban growth area in Snohomish County, should contact their city fire departments for burn restriction information.

For updated information, contact the Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508.

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