Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Fire Marshal’s Office will lift the burn ban for outdoor burning. The burn ban will be lifted at 9:00 AM on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 for the unincorporated areas of Whatcom County. At that time, verbal burn permits will be available via the Burn Information Line.
Written burn permits for fires larger than 4’ X 4’ will be available at the Planning & Development Services Office beginning at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, October 3rd.
For current outdoor burning information and verbal burn permits please call the Burn Information Line at (360) 778-5903. Requirements for all types of outdoor burning are available on our website at: http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/381/Fire-Marshal.
A permanent ban on open burning remains in effect in the Cities of Bellingham, Lynden, Ferndale, Blaine, Everson, Nooksack, Sumas, Birch Bay, Kendall, the Cherry Point area, and their associated urban growth areas. For more information on the permanent burn ban you may contact the Northwest Clean Air Agency at (360) 428-1617 or check their website at www.nwcleanair.org.