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Lynden joins Whatcom County in banning open burning

All open burning has been banned within Lynden city limits.

Due to extreme dryness and hot weather, the city is revoking all burn permits issued by the Lynden Fire Department and banning all recreational campfires and use of fire pits.

The ban went into effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 30. It hasn’t been determined when the ban will be lifted. The fire department will evaluate conditions once there has been a significant amount of rainfall.

People with current recreational burn permits will not be required to get new permits once the ban is lifted.

The decision follows a recreational burn ban issued by the Whatcom County Fire Marshal on June 29. Grills are OK but must be monitored and ashes doused and properly disposed of.

For additional questions, contact the Lynden Fire Department at 360-354-4400.

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