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Ban on recreational fires in Clark County to begin Sunday due to hot and dry weather conditions

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: August 12, 2023, 1:33pm

Recreational fires will be prohibited throughout unincorporated Clark County beginning Sunday due to extreme fire danger in the coming days.

Hot and dry conditions, with temperatures near or above 100 degrees, are forecasted Sunday through Wednesday in Clark County.

The recreational fire restriction is in addition to the general outdoor burning ban which was implemented on July.

Types of recreational fires prohibited include recreational fires and bonfires, campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and chimney-type devices. Self-contained camp stoves and charcoal barbeques are not included in the ban.

“The ban is being implemented due to the upcoming weather forecast of extremely hot and dry conditions next week,” said Curtis Eavenson, Interim Fired Marshal for Clark County. “The forecasted hot, dry weather and a lack of humidity over the next week will increase the potential for fire danger.”

The ban will begin at 12:01 a.m. Sunday and will remain in place until further notice.