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Recreational Fire Permit

  1. Thank you for submitting your application for a Recreational Fire Permit. You should hear back from the AFD within the next week. In accordance with the Uniform Fire Code adopted by the City of Anacortes and regulations of Northwest Clean Air Agency, the undersigned does agree to take responsibility for this burning, if granted a permit by the AFD.

    Review the Recreational Fire Permit Guidelines (PDF)

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  4. Requirements

    - Water source with garden hose and nozzle is required, a “4A” extinguisher is acceptable.
    - All open fires must be located a minimum distance of 25 feet from any structure.
    - Fires contained in an approved burner located not 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.
    - Subject to Northwest Air Pollution Regulations.
    - Permit must be present on site during burning.

  5. Fire shall not contain prohibited materials i.e., garbage, dead animals, asphalt, petroleum products, paints, rubber products, plastics, paper, cardboard, treated wood, construction debris, metal or any other substance other than approved material (charcoal, firewood or LPG), which when burned releases toxic emissions, dense smoke, or odors.

    No burning shall occur during a “No Burn Day” as designated by the NWAPA or Anacortes Fire Department due to a forecast or existence of impaired air quality or other environmental conditions.

    Firewood is defined by Anacortes Fire Department to be natural vegetation cut into sticks of two inches or larger in diameter.

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