Rain and cooler temperatures are prompting the Clark County Fire Marshal to lift the ban on outdoor debris burning earlier than usual. “It is very unusual for us to lift the annual burn ban before the end of September,” says Clark County Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway. “But given the moisture levels of the wildfire fuels and the forecast for ongoing precipitation it just makes sense.”
The ban ban lift will be effective 8 a.m. Friday, September 20th.
Recreational burning continues to be legal in Clark County, providing safety rules are followed.
At the same time the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will lower the Fire Danger Rating to low, opening DNR-regulated lands to rule burning. At this time all burn permits in Cowlitz County remain rescinded until September 31st.