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The Today File

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July 11, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Burn ban issued for some parts of Snohomish County

An outdoor burn ban for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County will go into effect at 8 a.m. Monday, the result of  high fire danger and expected hot, dry weather conditions.

The restriction bans outdoor burning except for recreational fires that are less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high. Recreational fires must be contained within a fire pit and be monitored at all times. The fire pit must have been cleared of all combustible material within a 10-foot radius and have a water source, such as a charged water hose or a 5-gallon bucket of water, readily available.

All outdoor burn permits for agricultural burning, including permits issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, are suspended until the ban is lifted.

The ban will remain in effect until there is a sustained period of rainfall. Residents of incorporated cities or towns should check with local fire department for current burn ban information.

Updates will be available at the Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508.

There is a statewide burn ban on all Department of Natural Resources-protected lands through Sept. 30. The ban applies to all forestland in Washington under DNR fire protection.

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