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Vancouver Fire Marshal lifts recreational burning ban

September 22, 2023

Due to recent rains and anticipated cooler weather conditions, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli has lifted the recreational burning ban within the city of Vancouver, effective at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

Recreational fires, campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces or chimney-type devices are now allowed. This order applies to areas within the city limits only.

All outdoor burning of things like brush/vegetation and garbage is still prohibited within the city limits.

The burn ban originally took effect on June 15 due to extremely dry conditions.

Contact: Heidi Scarpelli, Vancouver Fire Marshal, 360-833-3418,