Vancouver Fire Marshal issues recreational burning ban

Ban went into effect this morning

VANCOUVER — Due to high temperatures and windy conditions, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli has issued a total recreational burning ban, effective July 26, for the city of Vancouver.

All outdoor burning including recreational fires are prohibited within the city of Vancouver beginning, July 26 at 12:01 a.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.


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