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The city and county have both relaxed the burn bans that had been instituted during the warm weather.

Due to increased fuel moistures in Western Washington, the Skagit County Fire Marshal has rescinded the total burn ban and implemented a modified burn ban to allow recreational fires.

The City of Anacortes has also rescinded the burn ban within its City Limits and will allow recreational fires fueled with firewood or charcoal briquettes. 

As a reminder, a recreation burn permit is required for all recreational fires within the Anacortes City Limits. The burning of yard debris, garbage, or other non-approved materials is prohibited.  While fuel moistures have increased, all residents should remain vigilant and burn responsibly. 

  • A water source with garden hose and nozzle is required.
  • All open fires must be located a minimum distance of 25 feet from any structure.
  • Fires contained in an approved burner must not be less than 15 feet from any structure.
  • An adult must be in attendance at all times.
  • Fire must be extinguished upon completion of the recreational activity.
  • All fires subject to Northwest Clean Air Regulations.
  • Permit must be present on site during burning.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times