Recent brush fires highlight increased risk during dry spell

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Recent brush fires highlight increased risk

 

Marysville firefighters battled three brush fires in the last three days, highlighting the increased risk during our current dry, sunny weather. We ask everyone to use caution to avoid injuries and property damage.

Tuesday afternoon, firefighters extinguished a fire that burned several privacy trees between two homes on 70th Avenue NE. A resident accidentally started the fire while using a weed torch. We do not recommend using weed torches due to the risk of fire spreading.

Monday afternoon, firefighters battled another fire that burned through one acre of a greenbelt close to homes on 80th Avenue NE. Marysville Police are investigating the cause.

Sunday afternoon, Marysville firefighters extinguished a land clearing fire that spread on a property along 140th St NE. Land clearing fires are illegal throughout Snohomish County.

No injuries were reported from any of these recent fires.

Marysville Fire District is also seeing an uptick in outdoor burning complaints. During the current Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, burning regulations remain in effect.

What’s Allowed:
  • Small, recreational fires (3ft x 2ft)
Fire must be attended at all times

Garden hose and shovel nearby

  • Yard waste fires *only* outside Urban Growth Area
What’s Not Allowed:
  • Burning garbage
  • Land clearing burning
  • Use of burn barrel
  • Nuisance fires (smoking out your neighbor)

Find detailed burning regulations at: https://www.marysvillefiredistrict.org/inspections-and-permits/outdoor-burning/