A recreational fire ban in Clark County was lifted today, though a ban on land-clearing remains in place until further notice.
Clark County Fire Marshal Dan Young lifted the countywide ban on recreational fires effective 12:01 a.m.
“The recent rain and cooler weather allows the county to safely lift the restriction on recreational fires,” Young said in a county news release.
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.