BURN BAN INFORMATION:
BURN BAN ON September 3, 2021
Effective immediately, September 3, 2021, RECREATIONAL FIRES are allowed. All other open burning is prohibited in unincorporated Whatcom County until further notice.
Residential and Land Clearing is prohibited at this time.
All outdoor burning types require a permit in Point Roberts. Permits can be obtained at the fire hall.
Propane fire pits without solid wood burning material will still be allowed, along with propane BBQs. The use of charcoal BBQ’s or charcoal fire pits is not allowed. Wood burning fire pits or similar enclosures with grates or screens are NOT considered barbecues and therefore are not allowed.
Violations of these burn restrictions can result in a minimum $250.00 fine. In addition, if you have an illegal fire that escapes or needs to be extinguished by the fire department, you may be held financially and criminally responsible.
These outdoor burning restrictions may be reduced as weather and fire danger dictates.
Thank you for helping keep our community safe!
Christopher Carleton, Fire Chief
Facility Rental: Our facility can be rented for courses, special events and meetings. Please see the “Public Info” area for more information.
Free Smoke Detectors and checkups available by contacting Chief Carleton. Firefighter installation required.
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT – CLOSED