Fire Danger Increased to Moderate in South Pend Oreille County
Fire danger increased to Moderate in the Foothills region of Pend Oreille County. This area is South of Hwy 20 at Alaska Ln N (MP 399), Riverbend Loop (South entrance), and LeClerc Rd N (MP 10.5).
All debris burning is prohibited. This includes rule burning and permit burning. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
“Recreational fires on improved property will be allowed when the Washington State Department of Natural Resources allows campfires in designated campgrounds in Pend Oreille County if and only if the recreational fire meets all of the following conditions:
(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.
Contact Department of Ecology to check if an air-quality ban is in place for your area.