Vancouver fire marshal issues recreational burn ban

All outdoor burning including recreational fires are prohibited within the Vancouver city limits

VANCOUVER — Due to high temperatures and windy conditions, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli has issued a total recreational burning ban, effective Sept., 8, for the city of Vancouver.

Recent high temperatures and windy conditions have led to many fires throughout the region, including this one near the Walmart in Woodland. It has led to recreational burn bans being issued by many cities, including the city of Vancouver. Photo by Mike Schultz
Recent high temperatures and windy conditions have led to many fires throughout the region, including this one near the Walmart in Woodland. It has led to recreational burn bans being issued by many cities, including the city of Vancouver. Photo by Mike Schultz

All outdoor burning including recreational fires are prohibited within the Vancouver city limits beginning, Tuesday (Sept. 8) at 4:30 p.m. This ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs. It will remain in effect until weather and fire danger conditions improve.

Recreational fires, campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces or chimney-type devices are not allowed during this recreational burning ban. Citations may be issued to those who violate the recreational burning ban.

Cooking outdoors in approved propane or charcoal barbecues is allowed during this total burning ban.

An update will be provided when the recreational burn ban is lifted.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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