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Current Burn Status

    There aren't currently any bans.
The Northwest Clean Air Agency has been the  primary government agency responsible for protecting the air in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties.
Types of Burn Bans
Burn ban due to impaired air quality:
The Northwest Clean Air Agency can call this type of burn ban when air pollutants are measured at unhealthy levels, or are rising and expected to reach unhealthy levels. Impaired air quality burn bans affect wood heating and outdoor burning. There are two stages of impaired air quality burn bans:

Stage I Burn Ban:
No outdoor burning or burning in any uncertified woodstove or fireplace.*

Stage II Burn Ban:
No outdoor burning or burning in any woodstove, fireplace or pellet stove.*

*Exemptions: Households with no other source of adequate heat can
request an exemption from NWCAA to burn during a burn ban.