Burn ban comes to an end

Recent rainy weather has the Island County Sheriff’s Office to lift the ban on outdoor burning.

Anyone who wants to have a large fire in an area where open burning is allowed must first call the Island County fire warden at 360-391-0392 to obtain a burn permit. Fires smaller than 4 feet in diameter do not require a burn permit; fires more than 4 feet in diameter require a written burn permit.

Burning garbage and the use of burn barrels is illegal in Washington and subject to fines up to $1000.

To obtain a burn permit for fires on property under state Department of Natural Resources jurisdiction,  call 360-856-3500.


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