Cowlitz County Outdoor Burning Information
Can I Burn? (Interactive Burn Map)
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.
Burn Ban Status
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.
Due to extreme fire danger, the State, DNR and Cowlitz county have put fire restrictions on outdoor burning.
All Burning is Banned!
Burning may be restricted due to a Fire Safety Burn Ban called by the Fire Marshal, an Air Quality Burn Ban determined by SWCAA,
or a HIGH or VERY HIGH DNR Fire Danger Level. See the Interactive Burn Map section on this page for additional details or contact DNR, the Fire Marshal, or SWCAA for
clarification on burn restrictions.
Fire Marshal Fire Safety Burn Ban Status: A Burn Ban is in Effect - Effective: 6/25/2021
View the latest Air Quality Notice
DNR Fire Danger Level
VERY HIGH - Effective: 7/23/2021
What do the DNR Danger Levels mean? Click here to find out.
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- WAC 173-425 bans the use of a burn
barrel and prohibits the burning of all material, except
natural vegetation grown on the property and firewood (defined as bare,
untreated wood, not dimensional lumber). This regulation also prohibits
burning during periods of impaired air quality and prohibits outdoor burning
from becoming a nuisance to surrounding neighbors and businesses. Fire
safety burn-bans may also be called by county or local fire protection
- Consult your DNR or SWCAA Land Clearing Burn Permit for additional burning information.