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Fire officials issue burn ban in Clark County and Cowlitz County

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CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) -

Fire agencies in Cowlitz County and Clark County have issued restrictions on all outdoor burning starting July 15.

The burn ban will last until September 30, but it may be extended in extreme fire danger conditions.

Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue said the ban includes all land clearing, silviculture, and burning of unwanted brush and debris.

Campfires contained in improved fire pits are allowed as long as they meet the following conditions:

  • In a metal, stone, or masonry lined fire pit 
  • May not exceed three-feet in diameter 
  • 10 foot circumference must be clear of flammable material 
  • Must be 25 feet away from any structure or materials including overhead fuels or trees 
  • Must be attended at all times by adults over 16 years of age 
  • Must be recreational (seasoned firewood only). 
  • Must have means of extinguishing the fire near the fire (shovel, five gallons of water, charged garden hose, etc.).

People can check to see if they are within the recreational campfire boundaries and any updates on burn bans and restrictions by visiting http://www.swcleanair.org/burning/burnmap.asp and following the instructions.

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