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Fire Danger Increased to Very High / Extreme

By |2019-08-09T16:39:37-07:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |

Effective Effective 8/9/19 at 12:01 a.m, all outdoor burning including campfires is banned in Pend Oreille County South of MP 399 Hwy 20 (Alaska Ln North) and South of MP 10.5 Leclerc Rd N (Riverbend Loop Rd) to the County Line. Ref: https://local.nixle.com/alert/7463408/?sub_id=3229083 See Washington State's Department of Natural Resources Fire Danger map for more information.

Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Saturday

By |2019-07-27T09:45:10-07:00July 27th, 2019|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |

Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Saturday Noon-8 PM due to gusty winds & low humidity Event: Fire Weather Watch Alert: ...Dry and Breezy through Saturday... Dry and very warm conditions this afternoon with temperatures in the lower 90s will be followed be a marine push through the Cascade gaps in the early [...]

Fire Danger Increases to Moderate in Pend Oreille County

By |2019-05-10T22:54:43-07:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , , |

Due to warm, dry weather, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the following changes in fire danger rating in Eastern Washington. Effective Friday, May 10, 2019, fire danger will increase from low to moderate in Chelan, Foothills (covers south Pend Oreille County), Highlands, Kaniksu (covers north Pend Oreille County), Lower Basin, Lower Yakama, [...]

Do You Need a Burn Permit?

By |2019-05-06T23:10:36-07:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |

Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) sets rules and guidelines to follow to determine if you need a permit before burning outside. Outside burning of any type, including recreational fires, falls under either a Rule Burn or a Permit Burn. Before lighting any fire, check with local authorities for any burn restrictions in your area [...]

Burn ban to be lifted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov 22, 2018

By |2019-02-07T21:06:49-08:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , |

Advisory: The Department of Ecology is lifting the burn ban in P.O. County beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov 22. The Washington Department of Ecology is lifting burn bans in Klickitat, Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov 22, because air quality has improved in these areas. Call 866-211-6284 [...]

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What’s illegal to burn

By |2018-10-19T15:55:47-07:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , |

It's important to verify that what you want to burn is legal before you begin burning. You can be fined up to $10,000 per day for illegal burning. Burning any type of garbage or construction debris is not allowed. This includes: Paper, cardboard and junk mail Construction debris, lumber and treated wood Rubber Metal Plastics and [...]

Fire Danger Dropped to Low Today

By |2018-10-19T15:55:15-07:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |

Today, October 12, 2018, 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 in approved, designated campgrounds only.  (Ref: https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/) Always contact [...]

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