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.
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.