An outdoor burn ban is in effect beginning Tuesday, Aug. 16, due to long-term forecasts that predict dry conditions, according to the area’s fire district.
The ban begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to Whatcom County Fire District 11, and will run at least until Sept. 29. The ban applies to all outdoor burning, with the exception of propane and charcoal barbecues and pressurized gas stoves.
Violations of the ban can result in fees that start at $250, the fire district said. Anyone who starts an illegal fire that requires a fire department response may be required to cover the cost to put the fire out, according to the district.