Skagit County Fire Marshal lifts outdoor burn ban in all unincorporated areas

(SKAGIT COUNTY)– Effective, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, residential yard and land-clearing fires are permitted within unincorporated Skagit County, ending the modified burn ban that was implemented on July 12, 2019.

While the modified burn ban is no longer in effect starting Wednesday, burn permits are still required for burn piles larger than four feet by four feet. Burn permit requests can be submitted to the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office by phone at 360-416-1840.

As a reminder, all residential yard and land-clearing fires may only contain natural vegetation (leaves, grass, and tree trimmings). Garbage, household trash, lumber, building construction waste, or demolition debris may not be burned.

Please burn responsibly. Remember smoke, odor, or ash that unreasonably interferes with the use and enjoyment of neighboring properties is prohibited.

If you live inside an incorporated city or town, or within an urban growth area, please contact your local fire department for information regarding potential burn restrictions.

Please contact the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office at (360) 416-1840 with questions about outdoor burning in Skagit County.