News

Whatcom burn ban goes into effect Tuesday

Whatcom burn ban goes into effect Tuesday

Photo: clipart.com

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Hot summer weather and not a lot of moisture is prompting the Whatcom County Fire Marshal to restrict outdoor burning.

The fire marshal’s office is enacting a burn ban on Tuesday at 8:00 in the morning.

Spokesperson Mitch Nolze says no land clearing or yard debris burning can happen after that point.

Recreational fires are still allowed as long as they’re less than three feet in diameter, in an approved enclosure, and use only seasoned firewood or charcoal.

The minimum fine for violating a burn ban is $250.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Conan O’Brien accused of stealing jokes

Fresh
20-overlay8

The late night host is being sued for allegedly lifting gags from Twitter.

in National

Americans report improved health, better healthcare

Fresh
healthcare

The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.

in National, Sports

Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

Fresh
boston

Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

in Entertainment

‘Empire’ star sued for alleged abuse

Fresh
terrencehoward

Terrence Howard's ex-wife is suing for assault and battery, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

in Entertainment

‘Married … With Children’ spinoff in the works

marriedwithchildren

Actor David Faustino is developing a spinoff featuring original stars Christina Applegate, Ed O'Neill, and Katey Sagal.