outdoor burning requires a current and valid burn permit.
Burn permits can be obtained at the Skykomish fire station any day from 9am - 5pm.
Burn permits are FREE.
Burn permits expire ONE (1) year from date of issue.
Burn permits are required for
outdoor burning, including recreational fires.
Burn permits are NOT required for recreational fires at established state or federal campsites.
BURNING IS AUTHORIZED SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS
You must have a valid and current burn permit on hand and avaliable upon request.
Burn permits are required for any outdoor burning within King County Fire District #50 and are valid for one year from date of issue.
One fire is allowed.
Fire size must not be greater than
4ft x 4ft x 3ft
including flame size.
The use of
to burn anything is prohibited by law throughout the state of Washington.
Construct a fire break to mineral soil
10 (ten) feet
wide around the material to be burned prior to lighting fire.
There must be a setback of
50 (fifty) feet
from structures and utilities including overhaning branches and other objects.
The fire must also be a minimum of
500 (five hundred)
feet from any forest slash.
Have a minimum of
capable of extinguishing the fire in attendance at the fire while burning.
Provide the following:
A shovel and...
A chraged hose or
A bucket containing a minimum of
5 (five) gallons of water
Permittee must not leave the fire unattended until the fire is
Do not burn if wind is from
direction and/or is blowing more than
0 (zero) miles per hour
The fire may contain only
from your own property or
cut fire wood
The fire must not include:
Paper (other than what is necessary to start a fire)
Construction / demolition debris
Any substance(s) (other than natural vegetation) which normally releases toxic emissions, dense smoke, or obnoxious odors when burned.
Any fire which contains materials other than those listed above, or which creates dense smoke or offensive odors, requires written permission from the local air pollution authority or the Department of Ecology.
If the fire creates a nusiance, from smoke or fly ash, it must be extinguished.
This permit may be suspended or canceled by the Skykomish Fire Department / King County Fire District #50 when deemed necessary for the protection of life, property or air quality.
No Burning Durning Burn Ban.
For information concerning burn bans dial:
(800) 323-BURN (2876)
The permittee agrees to furnish sufficient persons and equipment at his/her expense to supress the fire if it escapes from any cause and to pay the Fire Department and/or other approved fire fighting agency, for all reasonable expenses inccured in such supression, unless such hiring and furnishing equipment and payment of expenses are otherwise provided for by law.
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