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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 |2019-02-07T21:06:49-07:00November 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 [...]

Pend Oreille Cty Sheriff’s Advisory – Due to Moderate Fire Danger, Outdoor Burn Ban continues

By |2018-10-19T15:56:50-07:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |

Burn restrictions still in effect-no outdoor burning or use of charcoal briquettes -Recreational Fires in approved fire pits are allowed. Due to Moderate Fire Danger, Outdoor Burn Ban continues Under an Order issued by the Washington Commissioner of Public Lands earlier this summer, all burn restrictions are still in effect statewide on DNR protected lands. This [...]