Effective Tuesday, October 25th, Fire Marshal Chris Drone announced the suspension of the recreational burn ban in the City of Battle Ground. The ban, originally declared on September 9, restricted the use of recreational burning including campfires, fires in outdoor fireplaces or chimney-type devices, and charcoal outdoor cooking.
With the recent rainfall and cooler temperatures in the forecast ahead, the risk of wildfire danger has dropped significantly within the city and the surrounding areas. Nevertheless, there is always potential for fires to grow out of control. Residents are urged to exercise caution when burning outdoors and obey all fire regulations follow some simple safety tips:
As we transition to colder weather, now is the time to check furnaces, stoves, and chimneys to ensure that they are clear and clean for safe use. Additional tips for maintain a fire-safe home this fall and winter are available on the City’s website at www.cityofbg.org/heating-fire-safety.
To learn more about burning regulations in your area, please visit www.fire3.org/burning-information/ to view an interactive burn map and to obtain permits.
For those residing outside of the Battle Ground city limits, please contact the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office at 360-397-2186 for permitted burning rules and regulations in your area.