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
- 07/24/2020 - Burn ban in effect
- Burn Ban Lifted 10/1/2019. Call (360) 708-3118 to obtain a burn permit for large burn piles (greater than 4 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft tall).
- 9/26/2018 - The outdoor burn ban on the Swinomish Reservation is lifted. All fires four feet or more in diameter require a permit from the Swinomish Air Quality Program. Call (360) 466-7280 for additional information.
- 07/13/2018 - A burn ban in effect
- 09/20/2016 - Burn Ban lifted
- 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
- 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
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