Due to current and forecasted dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal announced a Stage 1 outdoor burning ban that includes Marysville and the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County effective at 8 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2023.


During this restriction, all outdoor residential burning is bannded, except for recreational and cooking fires. Charcoal and gas grills are ok to use.

  • Recreational fires are less than three feet in diameter and two feet high and are intended for cooking or pleasure within an approved fire pit. Burning material shall be kept below the top of the enclosure.
  • Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible materials (including decks, fencing or sheds). Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
  • Recreational fires shall be monitored at all times and must have a water source readily available; at a minimum, a charged water hose or a five‐gallon bucket of water.
  • Portable outdoor fireplaces shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material.

This ban will remain in effect until we experience a sustained period of rainfall and the fire risks returns to low. 


In the event of a “Red Flag Warning,” all outdoor burning shall be prohibited immediately, including recreational fires, without further notice. A Red Flag Warning is issued by the National Weather Service and means high fire danger with increased probability of a quickly spreading vegetation fire in the area within 24 hours.


With the continuing dry weather conditions, we urge everyone to use extreme caution before burning at all, including recreational fires.
If you have any doubts about safety, please don’t burn.


For updated information, call the Snohomish County Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425‐388‐3508.

To report illegal burning, call the non-emergency number 425-407-3999.


If the fire is an immediate threat to life or property, call 911.


  • Recreational fires are ok (except during burn ban) in accordance with these guidelines and if less than 3 feet by 2 feet, at least 25 feet from a structure, with an attendee at all times and near a garden hose and shovel.
  • Can only burn charcoal, dried firewood or manufactured fire logs 
  • Barbecues ok
  • Yard debris burning, land clearing burning and garbage burning prohibited


  • Yard Debris burning is ok (except during burn ban) in accordance with these guidelines. A copy of guidelines must be posted onsite.
  • Recreational fires and barbecues ok
  • Land clearing burning and garbage burning prohibited




  • Regulated by the Tulalip Tribes
  • All outdoor burning questions including requests for burning permits and enforcement can be directed to the Tulalip Bay Fire Department at 360-651-4014. 



Check this map to see if you are located within the Urban Growth (UGA)/No Burn Area.


Review a summary of the Marysville Fire District's burning guidelines here.


For updated BURN BAN information, call the Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508.

Types of Burn Bans


Fire Safety burn bans may be issued for safety during hot and/or dry conditions. The Marysville Fire District follows fire safety bans issued by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal. If a burn ban is issued in Snohomish County, that ban is effective within the City of Marysville and the entire Marysville Fire District service area.


Air Quality burn bans are issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to protect air quality. These bans are usually enacted during cooler months when the air is stagnant but can also be issued due to smoky conditions during warmer seasons. Find more information on what types of burning are limited during an air quality burn ban here.


DNR burn bans are issued by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to reduce human-caused wildfires during extremely hot and dry conditions. When a burn restriction is in place, outdoor fires are prohibited on all state, county, city and private land under DNR fire protection.


You can find updated information on all Snohomish County burn bans here.






Marysville Fire District
1094 Cedar Avenue
Marysville, WA 98270

(360) 363-8500 


Email: fire@mfdrfa.org

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1094 Cedar Ave
Marysville, WA 98270
(360) 363-8500
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