Beginning Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 8:00 am, the Outdoor Burn Ban is being lifted for unincorporated Snohomish County.  However, there are some guidelines the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office asks be adhered to.

Due to recent rains and anticipated cooler weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal, Michael McCrary says it is safe to burn outdoors.

Individuals who have a current residential burn permit for yard debris will now be allowed to burn it.  The burn pile must not exceed 4’ x 4’ x 3’.  Please do not burn all accumulations at once, but in smaller batches.  Garbage, household trash, lumber, building construction waste, or demolition debris may not be burned.

Recreational fires are allowed in approved fire pits without a burn permit.  The fire pit must be constructed of a noncombustible material such as concrete or metal and be a minimum of 15 feet from all structures.  A recreational fire is a cooking fire or campfire using charcoal or firewood.  The fires may not be greater than three feet in diameter and no more than two feet in height.  Water must also be immediately available.  Go get your first Coho from the Icicle River beginning Saturday as well and cook it over an open fire.

If you live in Arlington, Brier, Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Gold Bar, Index, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Monroe, Mukilteo, Snohomish, Stanwood, or Sultan, please contact your local fire department for burn restrictions or changes to the above order.

For those residents living within the boundaries of another city or town not listed above, please check with your local fire department for current burning ban information.

Be very cautious as new rain will not totally soak the undergrowth of brush in dense places.  You can contact our Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.

Be safe first and enjoy Fall.

Marcee Maylin has a degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington and 30+ years media experience. She is currently the Editor of the Everett Post dedicated to providing current, relevant, and entertaining content for the local community.