Fire Protection, Fireworks, & Outdoor Burning
911 N 65th Avenue
Ridgefield, WA 98642
5 Mill Street
Ridgefield, WA 98642
According to Municipal Code 8.28.030 all outdoor burning and outdoor fires within the City of Ridgefield, Washington shall be unlawful, excepting the following, specific types of outdoor fires:
- Ceremonial, religious or celebratory fire no larger than three feet by three feet by two feet using only virgin wood shall be allowed.
- Recreational fires no larger than three feet by three feet by two feet using only virgin wood shall be allowed.
- Fire conducted for training by Clark County Fire District Number 12 charged with the responsibility to suppress fires within the city of Ridgefield.
- Agricultural burning under a valid agricultural burn permit issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology, conducted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the laws of the state of Washington and all federal laws. To qualify for agricultural burning, the applicant must have filed a Schedule F with their federal tax returns.
Visit the Southwest Clean Air Agency Interactive Burn Map for help determining where it is legal to burn.
Consumer fireworks are permitted on July 4th only from 9 am to midnight. Fireworks can be extremely disruptive and harmful to animals, children, and individuals. Please be a good neighbor and only discharge fireworks during permitted times. If you need to report illegal firework discharge July 2 through July 4, please call 360-597-7888.
Do not call 911 or 311 to report fireworks violations. During the Fourth of July weekend, call 360-597-7888 to report fireworks nuisance complaints. Only call 911 if you witness or see something on fire or if there is a medical or life-threatening emergency. Callers reporting nuisances or noise complaints around fireworks delay or block other callers with life-threatening emergencies from reaching 911.
For information about the sale and discharge of fireworks in areas outside the city limits, take a look at Clark County's Fireworks page.
If you choose to use fireworks, please use them responsibly:
- Discharge fireworks on July 4 only between 9 am and midnight.
- All school grounds, parks, building rooftops, parking lots, playfields and athletic fields are off limits for the lighting/use of fireworks.
- If you live outside the city limits, other regulations apply. For information about the sale and discharge of fireworks in areas outside the city limits, take a look at the Clark County website.
- Use them safely outdoors, always with adult supervision.
- Clean up fireworks residue when you are done.
- Sweep up debris and put used fireworks in a bucket of water overnight.
- Remove them from the water and put them in a garbage bag and into your garbage can.
- Dump the water onto grass, dirt or other landscape where it won't flow into a storm drain and into the river. Do not pour onto pavement, into the street or down a drain.