Effective 12:01 am Friday, July 2nd, all campfires & recreational fires are prohibited in Pend Oreille County. This includes all State and Forest Service campgrounds.
The Fire Danger in Southern Pend Oreille County has changed to “Very High” and in Northern Pend Oreille County to “High.”
PEND OREILLE COUNTY BURNING CONTROLS IN EFFECT
The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a ban on campfires as of Friday, July 2nd, on all lands protected from wildfire by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Pend Oreille County.
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 12:01 am Friday, July 2nd, the following Burning Controls will be 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
Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN.