Recreational fires allowed in San Juan County

Submitted by the San Juan County fire districts.

With changing weather conditions, as of Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, the San Juan County fire districts are allowing recreational fires including charcoal, wood burning, and recreational campfires.

Permit burning is still banned and not allowed until further notice.

• If you have a recreational fire, always remain present and have water available. When you are finished, make sure the fire is completely out before leaving.

NOTE: Washington State Parks’ complete burn ban is still in effect until further notice.

• Burning refuse, plastic, and treated or painted wood is illegal and subject to fines. Burn barrels are not allowed at any time due to a prohibition by the Department of Ecology.

Please continue helping to protect our islands’ families, neighbors, homes, and businesses. Fires impact our limited water supplies as well as critical habitat for our animal friends.