Areas within the Purple outline are urban growth areas. Which means that in those areas there are burn restrictions.
(See below for more info)
Burn Barrels are NEVER allowed and are illegal in the state of Washington.
When no burn ban is in effect areas within the Urban Growth area are limited to "Recreational fire".
Ordinance No. 17-082-CC passed September 5, 2017.
This ordinance implemented an automatic restriction on outdoor burning from June 1st to September 30th each year within the unincorporated areas of the County.
The lifting of the burn ban does not change the burning restrictions that have been imposed by the Washington State Department of Ecology for all cities and within Urban Growth Areas (Purple outline shows Urban Growth Area).
"Recreational Fire" means cooking fires, campfires, and bonfires using charcoal or firewood that occur in designated areas or on private property for cooking, pleasure, or ceremonial purposes. Fires used for debris disposal purposes are not considered recreational fires.
The following rules for Recreational Fires shall apply at all times:
1. Recreational fires, camp fires, cook fires, etc. shall be no greater than 3' x 3' in diameter and no more than 2' in height.
2. No recreational fires shall be located within 25 feet of any structure.
3. A Person capable of utilizing fire extinguishing equipment such as buckets, shovels, garden hoses connected to a charged waters supply, fire extinguishers, heavy equipment, etc. shall be on site at all times.
4. Fire extinguishing equipment such as buckets, shovels, garden hoses connected to a charged water supply, fire extinguishers, heavy equipment or any equipment that will provide suppression of the proposed fire, shall be on site at all times while the fire is burning.
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