June 7, 2023
IMPLEMENTED BY: Snohomish County Office of the Fire Marshal
ISSUED BY: Michael W. McCrary, Snohomish County Fire Marshal
CONTACT: Christopher Drocco, Christopher.Drocco@snoco.org425-262-2905
Everett, Snohomish County - Due to dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal announced a Stage 1 outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County effective Friday, June 9th at 8:00 a.m. This is a Stage 1 burn ban to suspend all residential burning, even if a permit has been issued.
This restriction bans outdoor residential burning, except for recreational and cooking fires.
For the duration of this burn ban all outdoor burn permits are suspended.
This ban will remain in effect until there has been a sustained period of rainfall and the fire risk returns to low.
In the event of a “Red Flag Warning” all outdoor burning shall be prohibited immediately, including recreational fires, until further notice. A Red Flag Warning is a forecast warning issued by the National Weather Service in the United States to inform the public, firefighters, and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion and rapid spread. To the public, a Red Flag Warning means high fire danger with increased probability of a quickly spreading vegetation fire in the area within 24 hours.
With the continuing dry weather conditions, we urge the public to use great caution before lighting any recreational fires since wildfires are a significant risk across the region. If you have any doubts about safety, please don’t burn. Contact our Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.