The City of Cosmopolis has expanded their burn ban due to dry and warm conditions, stronger-than-normal wind speeds, and air-quality concerns.

A press release from the city said that until further notice there will be no outdoor burning allowed within city limits, no outdoor fires are allowed including recreational bonfires, campfires, fire pits, and chimnies, as well as barbecues using solid fuel like charcoal or wood. Propane and natural gas barbeques are still allowed if the barbeques are self-contained.

No burning is allowed in ANY wood-burning (household) fireplaces, wood stoves or fireplace inserts or pellet stoves until air quality improves, the public health risk diminishes and the ban is canceled. The only exception is if a wood stove is a home’s only adequate source of heat.

Burn ban violations are subject to a $400 penalty or misdemeanor charges.

The press release follows:

Beginning at 5pm on Tuesday, September 8 and until further notice there will be no outdoor burning allowed within city limits.

  • No outdoor fires are allowed. This includes recreational fires such as bonfires, campfires and the use of fire pits and chimineas.
  • Barbecues using solid fuel – such as charcoal or wood – are prohibited.
  • No burning is allowed in ANY wood burning fireplaces, wood stoves or fireplace inserts or pellet stoves until air quality improves, the public health risk diminishes and the ban is cancelled. The only exception is if a wood stove is a home’s only adequate source of heat.
  • Burn ban violations are subject to a $400 penalty or misdemeanor charges.

This ban will remain in effect until further notice.

Propane and natural gas barbeques are still allowed if the barbeques are self-contained. 

This order is in addition to restrictions already in place under Cosmopolis Municipal Code 9.120 that prohibits outdoor burning and contains other burning restrictions.

This ban is issued under the authority of Fire Chief Cody Bridges and Mayor Kyle Pauley.