As of July 15, there is a Stage 1 burn ban in effect in Mukilteo. Burn bans may be issued by the County Fire Marshal for fire safety reasons, by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to protect air quality, and by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to help reduce the risk of wildfires.
This burn ban will be in effect until cancelled by the Fire Marshal, or may be upgraded to a Stage 2 burn ban if fire danger increases and/or air quality declines.
In a press release from the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office, an outdoor burn ban for Mukilteo and unincorporated areas of Snohomish County was announced and restricts outdoor burning except for recreational fires. Recreational fires are less than three feet in diameter and two feet high and are for cooking and pleasure only. Recreational fires must be contained within a fire pit that has been cleared of all combustible material within a 10-foot radius, must be monitored at all times, and must have a water source readily available, which may include a charged water hose or a five-gallon bucket of water.
Please keep in mind that use of burn barrels is illegal at all times in Mukilteo and throughout the state. Please read the attached brochure from the Mukilteo Fire Department about Recreational Outdoor Fires.
Read the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Burn ban press release as of July 15 2019.