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Whatcom County cities and their designated urban growth areas have permanent burn bans on all but recreational fires.
Burn bans, whether temporary or permanent, are in place due to safety and public health concerns.
According to WCFD17 Fire Chief Jim Petrie, there were 2 primary reasons for the change.
Previous grants funded self-contained breathing apparatus, fire hoses, turn out gear, portable radios and a new fire truck.
The district serves Sandy Point Shores, Sandy Point Heights, Neptune Heights, Neptune Beach and western portions of the Lummi Indian Reservation.
The Fire Marshal's Office advises to continue to use extreme caution with outdoor fires since vegetation is still recovering from the long stretch of dry weather and is susceptible to fire spread.
"Upon arrival, I found flames on the rear corner of the structure."
A resident awoke and tried to extinguish the fire.