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Clark County Interim Fire Marshal lifts countywide burn ban

Published Date

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 2:25 PM

Clark County Interim Fire Marshal Curtis Eavenson has lifted the ban on outdoor debris-burning fires in unincorporated Clark County effective immediately. Eavenson previously lifted the ban on recreational fires on Sept. 23.

Eavenson urges residents to be vigilant when burning and always attend a fire until it is completely extinguished and cold to the touch.

The use of burn barrels is illegal in unincorporated Clark County. These regulations pertain only to areas outside city limits. Residents in cities should check with their municipality for regulations on recreational fires and other outside burning.

Permits are required for burning yard debris and land clearing. For more information, visit the county’s website at

Residential burning and land clearing burning are permanently banned in the Southern Clark County no burn area and the cities and surrounding urban growth areas of Vancouver/Camas/Washougal, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, La Center and Yacolt.

Burning is limited to natural vegetation only in the remainder of Clark County. A free permit is necessary for all fires up to 10 x 10 x 6 and can be printed from our website at, or you can obtain a free permit from your local fire station. Piles larger than 10 x 10 x 6 require a written permit from the Clark County Fire Marshal's office; they can be reached at 564-397-2186.

Fire Safety

Fire safety is everyone's responsibility! All outdoor fires must be constantly attended by an adult until the fire is extinguished. Provide adequate means for extinguishing a fire and keep it readily available. Don't burn if wind conditions make it hazardous to do so. Adhere to the fire safety requirements listed on your permit.


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