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Campfires & recreational fires are prohibited in Pend Oreille County

By |2020-07-30T20:14:03-07:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , , , |

Effective 12:01 am Friday, July 31, all campfires & recreational fires are prohibited in Pend Oreille County PEND OREILLE COUNTY BURNING CONTROLS IN EFFECT 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 [...]

Pend Oreille County Burning Controls In Effect

By |2020-06-25T23:04:02-07:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , , |

Effective June 26: Debris disposal fires & written burn permit burning are not allowed in Southern POCO which is the area south of N Alaska Rd  and Hwy 20 on the west side of the P.O. River and South of Riverbend Loop Rd on the east side of the River. PEND OREILLE COUNTY BURNING CONTROLS IN EFFECT [...]

Seven Ways Residents Can Reduce Wildfire Risk

By |2020-06-13T22:24:05-07:00June 13th, 2020|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , |

  Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S., and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with wildlands and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are now at risk. But by working together residents can make their own property - and their neighborhood - much [...]

Burn Ban Update

By |2020-04-16T20:10:21-07:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , , |

Fire Danger: Low Effective April 17, 2020 at 12:01 AM, if you have a written permit, burning is allowed subject to the conditions of your permit for a low fire danger rating. Rule (Debris) burns, not to exceed 10 feet in diameter, are allowed for forest debris. Campfires are allowed, however campfires are not allowed on [...]

A Portion of the Burn Restrictions Lifted

By |2020-04-14T21:35:13-07:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , , |

Effective Wednesday, April 15 at 12:01 a.m., the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partnering agencies, is lifting a portion of the burn restrictions in Eastern Washington on DNR-protected lands. Permit burning is allowed, however rule burning is not allowed in Eastern Washington. This will remain in effect until further notice. What [...]

Eastern Washington Under Early Season Burn Ban

By |2020-04-09T22:13:49-07:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , , |

PEND OREILLE COUNTY BURNING CONTROLS IN EFFECT The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that all outdoor Rule Burns (Debris Burns) and burning with a DNR permit are prohibited effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2020. Therefore, in accordance with Pend Oreille County Burning Control Ordinance 2011-3: “Whenever the Washington State Department of Natural [...]

The burn ban remains in effect until Sunday, November 10 at 10:00 AM

By |2019-11-08T14:42:08-08:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , |

Department of Ecology Stage 1 Burn ban for Pend Oreille County until Sunday, November 10 at 10:00 AM The Washington Department of Ecology is calling the ban because light winds and strong temperature inversions are expected over the coming days, putting people at risk for unhealthy levels of air pollution. Fine particles from wood smoke can [...]

Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect

By |2019-11-04T13:59:44-08:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , |

Department of Ecology News Release - Nov. 1, 2019 Updated: Stage 1 Burn ban for Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties UNION GAP – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties due to poor air [...]

Rule Debris Burns & Permit Burns Allowed 9-18-19

By |2019-09-17T22:16:51-07:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , , |

Advisory: Rule debris burns & permit burns allowed Wed at 12:01 am in P.O. County. Call 447-1980 if you will be burning. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that the fire danger rating has been decreased to a “Low” level in North and “Moderate” in Mid/South Pend Oreille County as of Wednesday September 18, [...]

Fire Danger Reduced to Moderate – Burn Restrictions Still in Effect

By |2019-09-13T14:45:25-07:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |

Burn restrictions still in effect-no outdoor burning allowed-Recreational Fires in approved pits are allowed PEND OREILLE COUNTY BURNING CONTROLS IN EFFECT The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the Fire Danger Rating in Pend Oreille County has been lowered to Moderate and that all outdoor Rule Burns (Debris Burns) and DNR permit burning [...]

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