Open Burning / Burn Ban Status
Burn Bans may be declared during periods of impaired air quality, such as inversions, or during conditions of high fire danger. During a regular burn ban the only open fires allowed are for cooking or recreation within a fire ring less than three feet in diameter. During a declaration of severe conditions for air quality or fire danger all open fires, including cooking and recreational fires, and wood stove use except in homes where they are the primary heating source, may be restricted.
BURN BAN STATUS
- 09/20/2016 -The Burn Ban is lifted. Outdoor burns are allowed. Any burn greater than four feet in diameter requires a burn permit from the Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection.
- 09/01/2016 - Burn Ban downgraded from total ban on all outdoor burning to Level 1 Burn Ban, which allows outdoor recreational and cooking fires. Such fires must be less than 4 feet in diameter and within an approved fire ring. The ban on other outdoor burning, including yard waste and slash material, remains in effect until further notice. Call (360) 466.7280 for more information.
- 07/26/2016 - Burn ban in effect
- 10/01/2015 - Burn ban lifted
- 06/23/2015 - Burn ban in effect
- 09/23/2013 - Burn ban lifted
- 07/16/2013 - Burn ban in effect
- 10/18/2012 - Burn ban lifted
- 08/15/2012 - Burn ban in effect
- 10/03/2011 - Burn ban lifted
- 08/18/2011 - Burn ban in effect
- 09/15/2010 - Burn ban lifted
- 07/26/2010 - Burn ban in effect
- 01/22/2009 - Burn ban lifted
- 01/19/2009 - Burn ban extened until 1/22/2009
- 01/14/2009 - Burn ban in effect until the 1/19/2009 when conditions will be reassessed
Open burning regulations: Fires greater than four feet in diameter require a BURN PERMIT from the Planning Office. Call the Swinomish Burn Hotline: (360) 466.2722