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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Burn Ban to Include Recreational Fires

Effective immediately, local Fire Chiefs in conjunction with the Cowlitz County Fire Marshal, are banning ALL burning within the city limits of Kelso, Longview, Kalama and Castle Rock to include recreational fires.

The potential fire threat is extreme given weather conditions in the area, especially as the Big Hollow Fire burns toward the Yale Reservoir. County Fire Chiefs will be working together to support Cowlitz-Skamania Fire District 7: either by providing direct support with personnel and apparatus, or by backing up those agencies sending resources.

It is advised that citizens within the area sign up for emergency alerts through Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) alert system:

https://signup.hyper-reach.com/hyper_reach/sign_up_page_2/?id=99002

More information on fire dangers, weather, and active fire incidents can be found at the following:

Department of Natural Resources (DNR):

https://www.dnr.wa.gov/Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

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