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Sandy Point and Lummi Island Fire Districts move to Stage 2 burn ban

Whatcom County Fire District 17. MFN file photo. Source: WCFD17
Whatcom News file photo. Source: WCFD17

SANDY POINT, Wash. — Whatcom County Fire District 17 (WCFD17) Fire Chief Jim Petrie announced that all recreational campfires and beach fires are temporarily banned effective 8am, Monday, July 5th.

WCFD17, which serves Sandy Point Shores, Sandy Point Heights, Neptune Heights, Neptune Beach and western portions of the Lummi Indian Reservation, operates with a permanent Stage 1 burn ban that prohibits all outdoor burning except for recreational campfires and beach fires. Today’s announcement increases that ban to Stage 2, including campfires and beach fires.

The Lummi Island Fire District (WCFD11) also moved to a Stage 2 temporary burn ban on Friday, July 2nd, at 2pm.

Under Stage 2 burn bans gas campfires, gas and charcoal grills, pressurized gas stoves and fully enclosed smokers continue to be allowed.

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