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10/15/2012

Outdoor burning ban lifted after weather eases fire conditions

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Jon Dunaway, Fire Marshal
Phone: (360) 397-2186 ext. 3324

Vancouver, WA – The Clark County Fire Marshal, in cooperation with Gov. Chris Gregoire and the Department of Natural Resources, has lifted a countywide burning ban on all recreational and land clearing fires.

The risk of wildfires has significantly declined because of recent rainfall, the forecast for more rain and cooler temperatures.

Residents must follow all local outdoor burning regulations and burning permit requirements. Recreational campfires are allowed if built in improved fire pits in designated campgrounds, such as those found in local, county and state parks. On private land, recreational fires must be built according to the following regulations:

• Fires must be built in a metal, stone or masonry-lined pit such as those seen in approved campgrounds or sold in home and garden stores. Fires must not exceed 3 feet in diameter by 2 feet in height.
• Fires must be at least 25 feet from a structure or other combustible material, and have at least 20 feet of clearance from overhead fuels such as tree limbs, patio covers or carports.
• Fires must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16 years old and with the ability to extinguish the fire using a shovel, five gallons of water or a connected and charged water hose.
• Completely extinguish recreational fires by pouring water or moist soil on them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch.
• The use of burn barrels is illegal.

Additional outdoor burning rules and information are available at
www.clark.wa.gov/development/fire/burning.html.

For questions, please check with the Fire Marshal’s Office at (360) 397-2186.

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