Effective Friday, October 1, 2021, for the Foothills region of DNR protected lands, including Pend Oreille County Fire District 8.
Fire Danger: Moderate
Burn Ban: RULE AND PERMIT BURNS ARE BANNED.
All debris burning is prohibited. This includes rule burning and permit burning. Campfires are allowed; however, campfires are not allowed on state land except in DNR campgrounds.
“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 or by visiting https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/ online.