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Fire Danger Dropped to Low – October 20, 2017

By | 2017-10-20T00:44:21+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |

Today, October 20, 2017, the fire danger drops to Low. If you have a written permit, burning is allowed subject to the conditions of your permit for a low fire danger rating. Rule burns are allowed for forest debris from property that is not improved. Campfires are allowed, however, campfires are not allowed on state land [...]

Burning Restrictions Eased

By | 2017-10-13T13:40:22+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |

You MUST CALL 1-800-323-BURN (2876) or visit https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/ each day prior to lighting ANY fire for instructions specific to that day and location. Contact your local fire district for extra restrictions there. Visit http://www.pocfire.org/firedepartments.php to locate your fire district's website. Highlights of Burning Restrictions: The burn pile must be less than 4 feet across or less [...]

Effective 12:01 am Aug 11 all campfires & recreational fires are prohibited in Pend Oreille County

By | 2017-08-10T20:33:40+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |

PEND OREILLE COUNTY BURNING CONTROLS IN EFFECT The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a statewide ban on: “All campfires are prohibited in Washington east of the cascade crest” for all forest lands within the State of Washington under Department of Natural Resources fire protection. Therefore, in accordance with Pend Oreille County Burning Control [...]

Fire danger increased to very high in Pend Oreille County

By | 2017-08-07T15:52:30+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: News, Public Events|

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in fire danger rating and industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) on DNR-protected lands. Effective 12:01 a.m., Sunday, August 6, 2017: Fire danger will increase from high to very high in Pend Oreille County. Fire danger remains very high in Lincoln, Spokane, Okanogan, Stevens [...]

Fire Danger raised to Moderate

By | 2017-07-19T16:07:18+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Public Events|

For Immediate Release (Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office): PEND OREILLE COUNTY BURNING CONTROLS IN EFFECT The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the Fire Danger Rating in Pend Oreille County has been raised from Low to Moderate and that all outdoor Rule Burns (Debris Burns) are prohibited. Burning with a DNR permit is [...]

Burn Restriction Update

By | 2017-07-19T16:05:01+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Categories: News, Public Events|

Rule burning (pile burning) is still prohibited in Pend Oreille Co. Approved campfires & DNR permit burns are allowed. Read more on DNR's site under "Some burn restrictions still in place across northeast Washington". The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's office issued the following statement regarding campfires: Recreational fires are allowed on improved property in Pend Oreille [...]