Burn Regulations


Fire Marshal’s Office

Website: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/381/Fire-Marshal
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For latest burn regulations please contact: Northwest Air Pollution Authority
E-mail: info@nwcleanair.org
Website: www.nwcleanair.org
— or — Whatcom County Fire Marshals Office (360) 676-6907

You may have a campfire without a permit if:
The fire is enclosed in a brick, block, stone, cement, or metal that is 16 inches
high and 24 inches across.
The materials enclosed must be lower than the height of the walls.
The campfire my not be within 20 feet of any structure or combustible materials.
If a charged hoseline is available the campfire must be at least 10 feet from any combustible materials.
There must be no tree branches within 15 feet above the fire.
There must be someone at least 17 years of age in attendance of the fire at all times.
There are to be no campfires if winds exceed 7 MPH.
Only natural growth wood or clean lumber can be burned.

Burn barrels
Burn barrels are NOT permitted at any time.

Outdoor Burning
Outdoor burning can be suspended by the Department of Natural Resources and
the Whatcom County Fire Marshal during extreme fire danger periods.
To check local burning conditions or restrictions call:
DNR: 1-800-527-3305
NWAP: 1-800-622-4627

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