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Lummi Island and Sandy Point lift Stage 2 burn bans but restrictions remain

Lummi Island fire danger level sign (May 2022). Photo courtesy of Whatcom County Fire District 11

LUMMI ISLAND/SANDY POINT, Wash. — Whatcom County Fire District 11 (WCFD11), serving Lummi Island, announced today, Monday, September 18th, that the recent Stage 2 burn ban will be lifted at 10am tomorrow, Tuesday.

Whatcom County Fire Department 17 (WCFD17), serving Sandy Point Shores, Sandy Point Heights, Neptune Heights, Neptune Beach and western portions of the Lummi Indian Reservation lifted their Stage 2 burn ban at 8am on Friday, September 15th.

WCFD11 Fire Chief Michael Lish and WCFD17 Fire Chief Jim Petrie both noted that while recreational fires would be permitted again, Stage 1 burn bans remain in effect. Lish added that fire danger remains very high.

WCFD11 implemented a Stage 1 burn ban on June 9th and that remains in effect. WCFD17 maintains a permanent Stage 1 burn ban.

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