A burn ban in San Juan County begins at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Elevated temperatures for extended periods and a lack of precipitation has created a high fire danger in county, and across the region. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning with the exception of propane barbecues.
No outdoor fires of any kind are allowed. This includes recreational fires as well as the use of backyard fire kettles, chimneys, or fire pits.
Similar bans are already in effect throughout all lands protected by the Department of Natural Resources and throughout Island, Skagit and Whatcom Counties.
It is worth noting that Washington State Parks may have different rules for burning check their website for burning rules at https://parks.state.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/5654/Statewide-Burn-Ban.
These changes to burning restrictions are likely to continue into the fall when the seasonal rains return. Check the San Juan County Fire Marshal’s Office website at https://www.sanjuanco.com/1088/Fire-Marshal for the most up to date burning information.