WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) yesterday, Tuesday, August 15th, banned rule burns, permit burns, and all campfires on lands it protects throughout its Northwest Region. The announcement comes as “hot, dry summer weather has increased wildfire danger in the area.”
The DNR’s Northwest Region includes Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties.
A campfire ban in southwest Washington was also announced yesterday and bans were previously announced for the Olympic Peninsula and South Puget Sound regions.
These restrictions now mean campfires are banned on all DNR-protected lands in Washington.
For people recreating throughout the region on DNR-protected lands, propane or butane camp stoves and backpacking stoves are still allowed. Washington State Department of Natural Resources (August 15, 2023)