Chapter 5.22


5.22.010    Reckless burning.

5.22.020    Fire – Miscellaneous crimes.

5.22.030    Outdoor burning ban.

5.22.010 Reckless burning.

The following statutes of the state of Washington are adopted by reference.


9A.48.050    Reckless burning

9A.48.060    Reckless burning – Defenses

9A.48.010    Definition

[Ord. 2654 § 8, 1988; Ord. 2531, 1985].

5.22.020 Fire – Miscellaneous crimes.

The following statutes of the state of Washington are adopted by reference:


9.40.040    Operating engine or boiler without spark arrester

9.40.100    Injuring or tampering with fire alarm apparatus or equipment – Sounding false alarm of fire.

[Ord. 2531, 1985].

5.22.030 Outdoor burning ban.

A. “Outdoor burning” means the combustion of material of any type in an open fire or in an outdoor container.

B. Notwithstanding any other code provision to the contrary, it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in outdoor burning within the city limits of Edmonds, except as provided herein in this chapter.

C. Except under active air quality burn bans when designated by Snohomish County, this section shall not apply to: (1) fires which are burned for fire-fighting training; (2) small cooking fires (consisting solely of charcoal, natural gas, propane or seasoned natural wood); (3) campfires at designated state, county and city campgrounds; (4) road flares, marine flares, and similar devices associated with signal and illumination for public safety purposes; and (5) recreational and ceremonial fires defined and regulated by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. All fires creating nuisance or air quality impairment must immediately be extinguished. No fire permit will be required upon these activities and within these conditions.

D. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in ECC 5.50.020. This penalty provision shall be in effect until December 31, 2000; thereafter, the penalties for violation of this section shall be the same as specified in RCW 70.94.430 and 70.94.431 as they now exist or may hereafter be amended. [Ord. 3843 § 1, 2011; Ord. 2886 § 1, 1992].