Outdoor Burning Information and Current Burn Bans

Note: All outdoor burning is prohibited during times of impaired air quality, such as during a Stage 1 or Stage 2 Burn Ban.
Please click here to check if there is a Burn Ban in effect.

Is there a temporary or fire safety burn ban in my county? What is the fire danger level where I live? Please call the Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-323-2876 for more information or visit the Department of Natural Resources Fire Danger by County web site.

WA Burn Ban Map Visit WABurnBans.net to see if thre are any prohibitions against burning in your county.

To find out more about outdoor burning, where you can burn, regulations, and alternatives to burning, please visit the following links:

For outdoor burning information in your area, click on your county below:

Clark County Cowlitz County Lewis County Skamania County Wahkiakum County

Please download the Residential Burn Permit for Cowlitz County (Adobe PDF format) for use when burning piles of natural vegetation greater than four feet by four feet by three feet and less than ten feet by ten feet by six feet. Not applicable in the No Burn Areas of Longview/Kelso, Castle Rock or Woodland. For residential or land clearing burning in unincorporated areas of Lewis County, contact Lewis County Community Development. Before downloading a permit, check with your local fire department or city hall for area-specific restrictions and permits.

To find out if there is a temporary or fire safety burn ban in your county and the current fire danger level, follow the county link below:
Clark Cowlitz Lewis Skamania Wahkiakum


For the most current fire danger status in your area, click here.

Click here for an explanation of the Fire Danger Rating System.

CLARK COUNTY  Effective Date: 7/15/2014

MODERATE

A Burn Ban is in effect for residential and land clearing burning beginning July 15 through September 30.

Recreational fires in approved fire pits are still allowed. The use of gas and propane barbeques and self contained stoves are allowed. For more information contact the Clark County Fire Marshal's office at 360-397-2186 or you can contact the Southwest Clean Air Agency at 360-574-3058 during normal business hours.

A burn ban is also in effect July 1 through September 30 on all forest lands under Department of Natural Resources jurisdiction. If you have Questions, contact the Pacific Cascade Region office at 360-575-5089. For more information and maps of the permanent No Burn Areas, click here.


COWLITZ COUNTY  Effective Date: 7/15/2014

MODERATE

A Burn Ban is in effect for residential and land clearing burning beginning July 15 through September 30.

Recreational fires in approved fire pits are still allowed. The use of gas and propane barbeques and self contained stoves are allowed. For more information you can contact the Southwest Clean Air Agency at 360-574-3058 or 1-800-633-0709 during normal business hours.

A burn ban is also in effect July 1 through September 30 on all forest lands under Department of Natural Resources jurisdiction. If you have any questions, please contact the Pacific Cascade Region office at 360-575-5089. For more information and maps of the permanent No Burn Areas, click here.


LEWIS COUNTY  Effective Date: 7/12/2014

MODERATE

A burn ban is in effect for residential and land clearing burning beginning August 24, 2011 until further notice.

Also a burn ban is in effect July 1 through September 30 on all forest lands under Department of Natural Resources Jurisdiction. If you have questions, contact the Pacific Cascade Region office at 360-575-5089.

Recreational fires in approved fire pits are still allowed. The use of gas and propane barbeques and self contained stoves are allowed.

If you would like more information on local fire restrictions you can contact the Lewis County Fire Marshal at 360-740-1146, Department of Natural Resources at 360-577-2025 or you can contact the Southwest Clean Air Agency at 360-574-3058 or 1-800-633-0709 during normal business hours. For more information and maps of the permanent No Burn Areas, click here.


SKAMANIA COUNTY  Effective Date: 7/1/2014

MODERATE

Effective July 1 all burning is banned through September 30. This includes all land clearing burn permits, residential and silvicultural burning.

Recreational fires in designated campgrounds and private land are allowed if built in approved fire pits, are less than 3 x 2 and use only seasoned firewood or charcoal. No yard debris.

If you would like more information on local fire restrictions you can contact Skamania County at 509-427-3920 or you can contact the Southwest Clean Air Agency at 360-574-3058 or 1-800-633-0709 during normal business hours. For more information and maps of the permanent No Burn Areas, click here.


WAHKIAKUM COUNTY  Effective Date: 7/15/2014

MODERATE

A Burn Ban is in effect for residential and land clearing burning until further notice.

Recreational fires in approved fire pits are still allowed. The use of gas and propane barbeques and self contained stoves are allowed. For more information you can contact Wahkiakum County Public Works at 360-795-3067 or the Southwest Clean Air Agency at 360-574-3058 or 1-800-633-0709 during normal business hours.

A burn ban is also in effect July 1 through September 30 on all forest lands under Department of Natural Resources jurisdiction. If you have any questions, please contact the Pacific Cascade Region office at 360-575-5089. For more information and maps of the permanent No Burn Areas, click here.