By Stefanie Donahue
Recent rainfall has allowed the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office to lift the ban on outdoor burning. The change went into effect at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 2.
In Whatcom County, all outdoor burning requires a permit, with the exception of recreational fires that meet conditions imposed by the county fire marshal. Verbal burn permits for outdoor burning can now be obtained over the phone at 360/778-5903 and written burn permits for fires that exceed 4 feet by 4 feet are available at the planning and development services office, located at 5280 Northwest Drive in Bellingham.
Violations of existing burning restrictions can result in a minimum $250 fine.
To learn more, contact the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office by calling 360/778-5903.