UPDATE: Recreational fire ban includes Camas, Washougal, Vancouver and Clark County

Gas and charcoal barbecues are not impacted

Recreational fires are banned in Camas, Washougal, Vancouver and Clark County

Camas-Washougal Fire Chief Nick Swinhart has ordered that outdoor recreational fires be banned in Camas and Washougal until further notice.

The order went into effect Aug. 2. Gas and charcoal barbecues are not impacted by this order, which is in place because of the high temperatures and dry conditions.

For more information, call the Camas-Washougal Fire Department at 360-834-2262 or visit www.cityofwashougal.us/fire/page/burn-ban-effect.

Recreational burning is also banned in Vancouver, as of Aug. 2, and unincorporated Clark County, as of Aug. 3, until fire danger conditions improve.

The ban prohibits campfires, outdoor fire pits, outdoor fireplaces including those with a chimney, and portable fireplaces also known as patio fireplaces.

For more information, contact the Clark County fire marshal’s office at 360-397-2186 or visit www.clark.wa.gov/development/fire/burning.html.