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Current Burning Conditions

Outdoor Burning

Recreational fires are allowed in Spokane County as long as these requirements are being met. Information on other types of outdoor burning in Spokane County is here.

Please note: During fire danger season most recreational fires are restricted by local fire officials. As we are made aware of any restrictions, we will list them on this page. Fire danger season can vary year to year depending on conditions. That said, it is typically July - October. 

The following notice is from the Washington State Department of Natural Resouces (DNR) and it applies to DNR-protected lands:

Effective July 11, 2018: 

  • Fire Danger Rating will increase from moderate to high in Lincoln and Spokane counties and the areas within Stevens County Fire Districts 1 and 2.

Effective 12:01 a.m., June 15, 2018:

  • Rule burning, small debris disposal fires, are not allowed in Okanogan, Lincoln, Spokane, and the areas within Stevens County Fire Districts 1 and 2.

  • Written burn permits burning also will no longer be allowed in Okanogan, Lincoln, Spokane, and areas within Stevens County Fire District 1 and 2.

DNR's daily updates on burn restrictions and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on the Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map at and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels map

Wood Heating

Wood heating season has ended. From October 1 through March 31, restrictions issued for indoor wood heating will be listed here. For more information on wood heating requirements in Spokane County, click here. 

Interested in upgrading your old wood burning stove or fireplace insert? Click here for information about an incentive program to help!


Stay Informed

An easy way to stay informed of local burn restrictions is to subscribe to the "Burn Ban" email service. Subscribe here. 


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