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Fire Marshal’s Office: County burn ban to be lifted Friday

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Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office announced today they will lift the burn ban for outdoor burning at 8am Friday, September 14th. This change effects unincorporated areas of Whatcom County.

Fire Marshal’s Office officials remind, that even with the burn ban lifted, all outdoor burning requires a permit, except for legal recreational fires.

  • Verbal burn permits will be available via the Outdoor Burning Information Line at 360-778-5903.
  • Written burn permits for fires larger than 4-foot by 4-foot will be available at the Whatcom County Planning & Development Services Office located at 5280 Northwest Drive.

Fire Districts covering the Lummi Island and Sandy Point areas have not yet announced they will be lifting their current burn bans anytime soon. UPDATE: Sandy Point Fire District 17 announced today all burning restrictions have been lifted.

For areas within the Ferndale city limits, there remains a permanent burn ban that prohibits burning of garbage, yard clippings and other vegetative debris in the city and adjacent urban growth areas.

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**In an effort to educate the community about the programs of the FCSC, we will be doing a series of weekly posts to highlight each program and share details.**

Week 1: Did you know that the FCSC has a brand new program? The Ferndale Community Utilities Fund launched May 15th, 2020. The purpose of this temporary program is to help neighbors who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 pay their City of Ferndale utility bill.

Neighbors who need help can apply via our website (link is below). Be sure to check out the eligibility requirements and then click the link to the application form. Neighbors who want to help can make a donation via the same link. To date, we have raised an incredible $10,000! Through the generous support of the community and grants from the Whatcom Community Foundation and the Mary H Storer Foundation, we have reached our fundraising goal. We will use these funds to help Ferndale households with their June and August water bills.

Please help us spread the word so we can ease the struggle for some during this challenging time. And THANK YOU for your generous support and care for your fellow Ferndale residents.

www.ferndalecsc.org/programs/ferndale-community-utilities-fund/
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The Fire Marshal’s Office advises to still use extreme caution with outdoor fires since vegetation is still recovering from the long stretch of dry weather and is susceptible to fire spread.

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**In an effort to educate the community about the programs of the FCSC, we will be doing a series of weekly posts to highlight each program and share details.**

Week 1: Did you know that the FCSC has a brand new program? The Ferndale Community Utilities Fund launched May 15th, 2020. The purpose of this temporary program is to help neighbors who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 pay their City of Ferndale utility bill.

Neighbors who need help can apply via our website (link is below). Be sure to check out the eligibility requirements and then click the link to the application form. Neighbors who want to help can make a donation via the same link. To date, we have raised an incredible $10,000! Through the generous support of the community and grants from the Whatcom Community Foundation and the Mary H Storer Foundation, we have reached our fundraising goal. We will use these funds to help Ferndale households with their June and August water bills.

Please help us spread the word so we can ease the struggle for some during this challenging time. And THANK YOU for your generous support and care for your fellow Ferndale residents.

www.ferndalecsc.org/programs/ferndale-community-utilities-fund/
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5694 2nd Ave - (360) 380-2200
 
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