Effective 12:01 a.m., June 24th 2015, Cowlitz County, in cooperation with emergency service officials from Clark and other counties, will be enacting restrictions on all outdoor burning. On June 24th all land clearing, residential and silvicultural burning will be restricted until further notice. The Cowlitz County Fire Marshal is rescinding all burn permits as of June 24th; they can be reissued or extended when the ban is lifted. Recreation campfires are allowed if built in improved fire pits in designated campgrounds, such as those typically found in local, county, and state parks and in commercial campgrounds. On private land, campfires are permitted with the landowner’s permission if built in approved fire pits. Please visit the Cowlitz County web site, or contact the County Department of Building and Planning for further information regarding burn ban information and campfires. (360) 577-3052.
For additional information, please contact Building Official Charlie Duncan at ext. 6664.