PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Planning and Development Services Office of the County Fire Marshal
IMPLEMENTED BY: Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office
ISSUED BY: Michael W. McCrary, Snohomish County Fire Marshal CONTACT: Terri
DATE OF RELEASE: September 11, 2019
Outdoor Burning Ban Lifted for Unincorporated Snohomish County
EVERETT, Snohomish County—Due to recent rains and anticipated cooler weather conditions, effective
Thursday September 12th, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., the burn ban is lifted for all of the unincorporated
areas of Snohomish County by order of the Snohomish County Fire Marshal, Michael McCrary.
This means that those individuals who have a current residential burn permit for yard debris will
now be allowed to burn. The burn pile must not exceed 4’ x 4’ x 3’. Recreational fires are allowed
in approved fire pits without a burn permit. However, the fire pit must be constructed of a
noncombustible material such as concrete or metal and shall be a minimum of 15 feet from
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.
Please note: Garbage, household trash, lumber, building construction waste, or demolition debris
may not be burned.
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. 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.
We continue to ask you to use caution at this time of year, and if you have any additional
questions please contact your local fire agency. Please contact our Outdoor Burning Information
Hotline at 425- 388-3508 for updated information.