Effective 12:01 am Friday, July 31, all campfires & recreational fires are prohibited in Pend Oreille County


Due to the extremely dry, hot weather, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in campfire restrictions:
In all of Pend Oreille County

  • Campfires in campgrounds are not allowed
  • The fire danger rating is “High”

Therefore, in accordance with Pend Oreille County Burning Control Ordinance 2011-3: “Whenever the Washington State Department of Natural Resources imposes Burning Controls upon lands within Pend Oreille County, the Pend Oreille County Commissioners hereby direct that identical County Burning Controls will be imposed upon all lands under county jurisdiction without further action of the Board of County Commissioners… When DNR prohibits campfires in designated campgrounds in Pend Oreille County, the recreational fires allowed above will also be prohibited. …the County Burning Controls will become effective at the same time, upon the same terms and for the same duration as the Burning Controls imposed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.”

Effective Friday, July 31, the following Burning Controls are in effect in Pend Oreille County:

1.) All burning is banned
2.) Campfires and other recreational fires are prohibited
3.) Gas and propane cook stoves are allowed

Fire Danger:  High
Burn Ban:  Rule Permit and Recreation burns are banned

All debris burning on DNR jurisdiction is prohibited. This includes rule burning and permit burning. Campfires on DNR protected lands are not allowed. Contact the county for information on recreation burning and debris burning on improved property.

Contact Information:
225 S Silke Rd.
(509) 684-7474

Ref: http://local.nixle.com/alert/8147912/?sub_id=0