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An outside fire between Bay and Grandview Roads, east of Blaine Road (July 14, 2017). Photo: Discover Ferndale

County burn ban lifted following recent rains

According to a news release from the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office today, the burn ban for outdoor burning in place since July 5th will be lifted effective today, October 2nd, at 9am.

The Fire Marshal’s Office included a reminder that all outdoor burning in Whatcom County will still require a permit, with the exception of recreational fires that meet specific conditions.

Residents within the Ferndale city limits are to continue to follow the permanent burn ban that prohibits land-clearing and residential burning of yard clippings and other vegetative debris in the city and adjacent urban growth areas.

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