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Due to increased fuel moistures in Western Washington, the Skagit County Fire Marshal has rescinded the total burn ban and implemented a modified burn ban to allow recreational fires.

The City of Anacortes has also rescinded the burn ban within its City Limits and will allow recreational fires fueled with firewood or charcoal briquettes.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

4,122 Confirmed Skagit Cases
379 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

259 Hospitalizations
61 Deaths
7,743 Fully Vaccinated
26,198 Doses Given


319,498 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,224 Hospitalizations

4,942 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6 pm, February 25, 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

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