Due to increasingly dry weather conditions, and anticipated increase of Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fire danger to HIGH, the Deputy Fire Marshal, Curtis Metz, has ordered restrictions on all open burning. Effective immediately, September 9th, 2020, all open burning is prohibited in unincorporated Whatcom County until further notice. This ban is in conjunction with statewide outdoor burning restrictions enacted by DNR for all state-protected lands. And NWCAA’s air quality burn ban.
All outdoor burning is prohibited during this ban, including yard debris fires, land clearing fires, and recreational fires.