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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

1 month ago
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.

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.
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1 month ago

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No need to pussy foot around. Do not AVOID using fireworks! DO NOT USE FIREWORKS! Period.

Truth speaks.

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

1 month ago

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There are fireworks trailers and tents selling them all over the place in the county, why are you allowing them to still be sold and why not just ban them for the time being?

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The hot temperatures have helped create a tinderbox in our forests. There are burn bans all over the state. Many counties and cities have banned fireworks.

Please consider finding an alternative way to celebrate the #4thofJuly and the days around it this year. #WAwildfire

Effective 12:01 am Friday, July 2nd, all campfires & recreational fires are prohibited in Pend Oreille County http://nixle.us/CWBAC