A drone intrusion slowed down air resources on the #CorkscrewFire in Stevens County. Please do NOT fly drones in fire areas and stay clear of road and waterways that firefighting resources are utilizing.A drone intrusion slowed down air resources on the #CorkscrewFire. Do NOT fly drones in fire areas and stay clear of road and waterways that firefighting resources are utilizing. ... See MoreSee Less
Firefighters in Pend Oreille County Fire District 8 are residents, people just like you, but trained to be first on-scene to suppress fires. They volunteer their efforts without receiving monetary compensation.
The recent heatwave and current drought conditions have primed us for a very active fire season. Although we can't control what nature does, we can control what we do.
As you celebrate the 4th this year, please avoid using fireworks. A small spark could turn into a large wildfire. As South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue said, save fireworks until New Year's or next 4th of July, conditions permitting. ... See MoreSee Less
No need to pussy foot around.
Do not AVOID using fireworks! DO NOT USE FIREWORKS!
The County Commissioners of Pend Oreille County ask all residents of Pend Oreille County to avoid the use of fireworks this year. Even those fireworks deemed “Safe & Sane” can start fires, and they urge you to refrain from using those as well. Remember, if you cause a fire, you can be charged for damage and fire suppression costs. Please, let’s do what we can to keep our firefighters, friends, and neighbors safe this holiday weekend. ... See MoreSee Less