Mon, 06/12/2023 – 2:45 PM
Clark County Fire Marshal Dan Young announced today he is lifting the ban on outdoor debris burning and recreational fires in unincorporated Clark County effective at 12:01 am Tuesday, June 13, 2023.
“With the rain we had this weekend and a 14-day forecast of temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s starting tomorrow, we will be removing the burn ban,” said Young. “Please use caution when burning and do not burn when the winds are coming from the east.”
Young urges residents to be vigilant when burning and always attend a permitted fire until it is completely extinguished and cold to the touch.
To have predictable and consistent burn bans, Clark County implements a policy to ban outdoor burning from July 15 through Sept. 30 each year. Designating this period was based on years of information about fuel conditions. However, under certain conditions, a ban can begin sooner or end later.
Permits are required for burning yard debris and land clearing. For more information, visit the county’s website at https://clark.wa.gov/community-development/outdoor-burning.
Dan Young, Fire Marshal, Community Development