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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Burn Ban in Effect for Cowlitz County

Burn Ban in Effect for Cowlitz County

You may have heard that a burn ban went into effect last Friday for Cowlitz County and may have questions. Here are some common questions we get this time of year.


Burn Ban Q&A.

Q: How does the burn ban affect citizens in the City of Longview?

A: It really does not. The City of Longview is considered a permanent burn ban area, burning of yard debris and garbage is banned year round.


Q: What about a fire pit?

A: That is permitted as long as it follows guidelines, which can be found here


Q: My neighbor is burning garbage/yard debris/making a smoke nuisance what can I do?

A: Contact Southwest Clean Air Agency. They have an enforcement officer on staff that will enforce the burning regulations. They can be contacted at or by calling 360-442-5503 option 2.

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