City of Cosmopolis Emergency Burn Ban Lifted

Submitted by City of Comospolis

Effective Monday, September 13, 2021, the emergency burn ban previously enacted by the City of Cosmopolis under CMC 9.120.050 is now lifted after consultation with the Cosmopolis Volunteer Fire Department.

Rescinding this ban impacts only lands within the City of Cosmopolis. Any restrictions enacted by other entities are still in place until rescinded.

Within the City of Cosmopolis, “Recreational fires” shall be permitted, provided that the following requirements and restrictions as defined in CMC 9.120.040 are met:

1. Recreational fires are permitted in fire pits, or approved containers.
2. No recreational fire is permitted until the location of the proposed recreational fire and the fire pit or container has been inspected and approved by the Cosmopolis Fire Chief or his/her designee.
3. Steel burn barrels shall not be used.
4. The fuel area of the fire shall be no larger than thirty-six inches in diameter and twenty-four inches in height.
5. The fire shall be located no closer than twenty-five feet from any wooden fence, deck, structure, building, or other combustible materials.
6. The only combustible material that shall be used is dry, seasoned firewood, charcoal, or commercially produced artificial fire logs.
7. The fire shall be attended at all times, and must be extinguished when burning is complete or no longer attended.
8. A fire extinguisher or garden hose shall be available for extinguishment of the fire.
9. No recreational fire shall occur during a time when the Cosmopolis Fire Chief or the Mayor of Cosmopolis has declared a burn ban, as provided in Section 9.120.050.
For additional information, please contact either the Cosmopolis Fire Department at 360.532.6429 or City Hall at .360.532.9230.

For all other locations, contact or your local fire department or the Grays County Fire Marshal’s office.

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