Burn Ban Update for Pend Oreille County:

The Fire Danger in Southern Pend Oreille County is “Very High” and in Northern Pend Oreille County is “High.”  All debris burning remains prohibited in Pend Oreille County. This includes rule (debris) burning and permit burning.

Effective 12:01 am Friday, August 12th, all campfires & recreational fires are prohibited in Southern 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.

Campfires and Recreational fires are permitted in Northern Pend Oreille County: North of MP 399 Hwy 20 (Alaska Ln North) and North of MP 10.5 Leclerc Rd N (Riverbend Loop Rd), subject to 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 with a shovel and
(4) There is a fire break/non-combustible surface of at least three feet around the fire.

In the event that a fire escapes, the property owner is responsible for any and all fire suppression costs.”

Daily updates on burn restrictions are available from DNR at 1-800-323-BURN.