Fire Marshal Chris Drone has announced that the recreational burn ban in the city of Battle Ground, originally declared on September 8, is lifted effective October 1. Recreational burning refers to campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces or chimney-type devices.
The recent rainfall and a forecast calling for cooler temperatures has lowered fire danger levels. Regardless of weather conditions, there is always the potential for fires to get out of control. One should exercise caution with any outdoor burning by observing regulations and requirements, remaining attentive, and following safety tips.
- Recreational fires shall not be wider than 3 feet or taller than 2 feet and at least 25 feet away from structures or combustible materials.
- Only firewood or charcoal may be used in a recreational fire
- Never burn yard debris or trash.
- Ensure that there is a mesh screen in place to keep ash and embers from escaping.
- Keep a bucket of water or a charged garden hose nearby and ready.
- The use of burn barrels is strictly prohibited.
- Portable outdoor fireplaces are required to be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Residential burning and land clearing burning of vegetation, yard debris, or branches is always prohibited within Battle Ground city limits. Refer to the SWCAA Interactive Burn Map.
Those residing outside city limits in unincorporated areas of Battle Ground will find outdoor burning information and regulations on the Clark County Outdoor Burning website page.
As the transition to colder weather begins, it is a good time to check furnaces, stoves and chimneys to ensure that they are clear and clean for safe use. Follow Heating Fire Safety tips to maintain a fire-safe home this fall and winter.