Recent rain and cooler temperatures allowed the Clark County Fire Marshal to lift the residential burn ban. Fire Marshal Dan Young lifted the ban effective 12:01 a.m., Tuesday September 21. Land-claring burn bans remain in effect.
Recreational campfires on forest lands are allowed only in improved fire pits in designated campgrounds. For recreational campfires on private land, they must be in a metal-, stone- or masonry-lined fire pit and not exceed 3 feet in diameter by 2 feet in height, according to the news release.
Fires should be at least 25 feet from a structure or combustible material and have at least 20 feet of clearance from overhead fuels. Portable outdoor fireplaces should not be used within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material, the news release states.
For more information, contact the fire marshal’s office at 564-397-2186 or visit the county’s website at www.clark.wa.gov/development/fire/burning.html.