After three months in effect, the burn ban for rural Skagit County will be lifted Monday.

When the ban is lifted, residential yard and land-clearing fires will be permitted in unincorporated areas. Those fires may only contain natural vegetation — no garbage or lumber.

Fires larger than 4-by-4 feet require a permit from the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Residents within cities and towns should check for local burn bans and burning regulations. In July, the cities of Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Burlington and Sedro-Woolley issued burn bans in coordination with the county.

For more information, call the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office at 360-416-1840 or visit skagitcounty.net/firemarshal.


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