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2030 Benson Road, Point Roberts, WA 98281 | 360-945-3473

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BURN BAN ON June 16, 2022

By order of the Fire Marshal’s Office effective Saturday, June 16, 2022 at 0800 LAND CLEARING and RESIDENTIAL BURNING will be prohibited until further notice.

Recreational fires will still be allowed with the landowner’s permission. Recreational fires must meet the following requirements:

  • Fires must be 25’ from structures, timber, and combustible materials.
  • Must only contain seasoned firewood or charcoal
  • Must be contained in an enclosure no larger than 3’ X 3’ across, and must be a minimum 16” high, made of cement blocks, stones, or steel.
  • Beach fires (where allowed) can be dug into an 8” deep pit, surrounded by 4” high enclosure of rocks.
  • A charged garden hose or (2) 5-gallon buckets full of water to be next to the fire.
  • A shovel or rake capable of stirring and extinguishing the fire to be on-site.
  • Recreational fires are allowed after dark, if attended by someone 16 years or older at all times.
  • Fires must be attended until out cold.
  • No burning when winds exceed 7 MPH.


Violations of these burn restrictions may result in a minimum $250.00 fine. In addition, if you have a fire that escapes or needs to be extinguished by the fire department, you may be held financially responsible for fire suppression costs, as well as be criminally charged.
If your property lies within Whatcom County Fire Districts (WCFD) 5- Pt. Roberts, 11- Lummi Island, or 17- Sandy Point, you must check with those fire districts for outdoor burning restrictions and to obtain outdoor burning permits (when available).
Thank you for helping keep our community safe! Please report any suspicious or illegal burning by calling 911 (360-676-6911).
Christopher Carleton
Fire Chief
Whatcom County Fire District 5
2030 Benson Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281
360-945-3473 Office
303-589-5565 Mobile


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.


Fire District State Audit Report 2020: PDF

WCFD5 Capital Facility Plan 2018-2036 NOTE: PDF

WSRB Insurance Rating Report 2019 NOTE: PDF

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