Effective at 5 pm on July 7, 2017 - Due to increased fire danger, local fire and county officials have restricted outdoor fires throughout Spokane County until further notice. This includes all unincorporated and incorporated areas of the county.
- Most Recreational Fires - any outdoor fire without a chimney and spark arrester such as a backyard fire pit or campfire.
- Other Open Burning - any open burning of yard/garden debris is prohibited.
Allowed for Use
- Manufactured Portable Outdoor Devices - fireplaces, chimineas, barbeques and patio warmers used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
- Approved Fuels in Appropriate Devices - clean and dry seasoned firewood, charcoal, natural gas or propane gas.
- Designated Campfires in parks and campgrounds may be allowed as approved and determined by agencies with jurisdiction. Information from WA Dept of Natural Resources regaurding campfires can be found here.
Additional Fire Danger Burn Restriction information:
Washington Dept of Natural Resources: As of June 30, 2017, burning on DNR jurisdiction is prohibited. This includes rule burning and permit burning. Campfires are allowed in designated campgrounds only. Individual campgrounds may prohibit campfires. Always check with the camp host before lighting a campfire. Fireworks, incendiary devices such as exploding targets, sky lanterns or tracer ammunition are illegal on all DNR Protected lands. This message will remain in effect until further notice. Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on the Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map.
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