Author Archives: Lynn Sterbenz

About Lynn Sterbenz

Emergency Manager, City of Bellingham

Lightning Storm Hits Bellingham and Whatcom County

A strong thunder and lightning storm passing through Bellingham and Whatcom County this evening has caused multiple power outages and fires.  First responders are actively fighting fires and dispatchers are receiving multiple calls regarding the storm.  Please only call 9-1-1 … Continue reading

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Recreational Fire Requirements within the City of Bellingham

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There have been some questions recently about burn bans in the City limits of Bellingham. Nothing has changed; recreational fires are still allowed as long as they meet the Bellingham Fire Department requirements found here: https://www.cob.org/documents/fire/safety/recreational-burning-requirements.pdf All other outdoor burning … Continue reading

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