This should come as no surprise:
Due to dry conditions that are forecasted to worsen, campfires are prohibited across the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
All campfires, charcoal or briquette fires, pellet fires, or any other open fires are prohibited under a Forest Order, including in developed campgrounds. Portable cooking stoves, lanterns, and heating devices using liquefied or bottled fuel, such as propane, are still allowed as they can be instantly switched off.
“We are abnormally dry here in Western Washington, and we are having another busy fire season nationally,” said
Kit Moffitt, Fire Management Staff Officer Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. “Wildland fire crews are badly needed on large fires occurring throughout the West. With a scarcity of firefighters and engines, we need to do everything we can to reduce the chances of another wildfire.”
Fireworks and exploding targets are always illegal on the National Forest. The new campfire restriction will begin Friday, July 30th, 2021 and remain in place until conditions are such that it can be formally rescinded. Most other state and federal land management agencies have already prohibited campfires statewide.
To report a fire dial 911.
Visit the following for information on wildfires across the state and various regulations:
- Full text of the Forest Order – https://origin-fs.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd935420.pdf
- Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/mbs/fire
- National Interagency Fire Center: https://www.nifc.gov/
- Active Fire Information - Incident Information System: inciweb.nwcg.gov/
- State and county area burn bans: www.waburnbans.net