Forest operation levels have changed. Please visit https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/ifpl/ for current information.
SHERIFF ADVISORY Effective 12:01 am Friday, July 2nd, all campfires & recreational fires are prohibited in Pend Oreille County. This includes all State and Forest Service campgrounds. The Fire Danger in Southern Pend Oreille County has changed to “Very High” and in Northern Pend Oreille County to “High.” PEND OREILLE COUNTY BURNING CONTROLS IN EFFECT The [...]
Cooling Centers open to the public in Pend Oreille County are listed below. The Pend Oreille Library District has air conditioning in all four of their branches as well as the Hospitality House in Newport that are available to the public. THE HOSPITALITY HOUSE: 216 S Washington Ave, Newport 10am - 8pm Daily PEND OREILLE COUNTY LIBRARY [...]
Permit burning is BANNED in the Foothills region of Washington State, which includes Pend Oreille County Fire District 8. 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 https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/ and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels map https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/ifpl/.
Recent rains allow for easing of some burn restrictions OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partner agencies, is easing some burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington. Following recent rains, burn restrictions will be eased in some areas. DNR is still asking the public to avoid lighting outdoor [...]
Fire danger increased to Moderate in the Foothills region of Pend Oreille County. This area is South of Hwy 20 at Alaska Ln N (MP 399), Riverbend Loop (South entrance), and LeClerc Rd N (MP 10.5). All debris burning is prohibited. This includes rule burning and permit burning. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only. "Recreational [...]
DNR is closing debris burning at midnight tonight, meaning no burning allowed without a permit. Permit burning is allowed as long as the rules of the permit are followed, but fines and suppression costs will be assessed.
If you have a written permit, burning is allowed subject to the conditions of your permit. Rule burns, not to exceed 4 feet in diameter, are allowed for forest debris from property that is not improved.
Recreational fires on improved property are allowed if and only if the recreational fire meets all of the following conditions: The fire (1) Is attended at all times (2) Is no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet and no taller than 2 feet (3) A charged hose or five gallons of water is present along [...]