Burn Bans & Recreational Fires


For current burn ban status, check Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. If no burn ban is in effect, the following applies:

Smaller is better - fires must not exceed three feet in diameter or two feet in height. Make sure your fire is contained and cannot spread. Burn barrels and bonfires are not permitted.

Fuel it right - charcoal, dried firewood or manufactured logs only. It is illegal to burn trash and yard waste.

Stay clear of combustibles - fires must be 25 feet from structures and combustible materials.

Stand guard - as long as the fire is burning, someone must be present who is capable of putting it out. Keep a garden hose or extinguisher close by.

Still have questions? Contact the Fire Prevention/CRR Office at 425-806-6250