For the most accurate answer to "Can I burn?", consult our easy to use Interactive Burn Map. It allows you to select a point on the map or enter your address and obtain complete burning details for that location.
Although a Burn Ban may not be in effect, there are restrictions in what types of burning are permitted. See our Interactive Burn Map for accurate burning information for your address.
Effective: October 1, 2023 - Residential burning and land clearing burning are permanently banned within the expanded Longview/Kelso no burn area and in the city limits and urban growth areas of Castle Rock and Woodland.
Burning is limited to natural vegetation only in the remainder of Cowlitz County. A free permit is necessary for all fires up to 10 x 10 x 6 and can be printed from our website at www.swcleanair.org, or obtained from your local fire station. Piles larger than 10 x 10 x 6 requires a written permit from the Southwest Clean Air Agency.
For silvicultural or forest questions contact Dept of Natural Resources at 360-575-5089. For more information you can contact the Southwest Clean Air Agency at 360-574-3058 or 1-800-633-0709 during normal business hours.
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