Fire marshal lifts countywide burn ban early

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

VANCOUVER — An abundance of rain and cooler temperatures have prompted Clark County Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway to lift the ban on outdoor debris burning in unincorporated Clark County, effective 8 a.m. Fri., Sept. 20.

“It is very unusual for us to lift the annual burn ban before the end of September. But given the moisture levels of the wildfire fuels and the forecast for ongoing precipitation, it just makes sense,” said Dunaway. However, Dunaway also urges residents to be vigilant when burning and always attend a permitted fire until it is completely extinguished and cold to the touch.

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.

For more information, go to www.clark.wa.gov/community-development/outdoor-burning.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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