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Burn Ban begins July 24

A modified burn ban for all residential and land clearing fires in unincorporated Skagit County goes into effect 12 p.m. Friday, July 24, and continues until further notice. Skagit County will no longer issue permits for these activities and existing permits are suspended.

Recreational and cooking fires, limited to 3 feet in diameter and two feet high, are allowed within enclosures and when safety precautions are followed.

Recreational or cooking fires can consist only of charcoal, seasoned firewood or propane-fueled firepits and must meet the following requirements:

1. Enclosures must be at l...


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