Current Burning Conditions
Outdoor Burning - Restrictions in Effect
Effective July 20, 2020: Fire Marshals and officials from Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD), City of Spokane Fire Department (SFD), Spokane County, City of Cheney, City of Airway Heights, and City of Deer Park have all enacted the Fire Danger Burn Restriction. Cities and fire agencies want to keep area communities safe from fire risk by reducing the number of human-caused wildfires.
Unauthorized open burning and unauthorized recreational fires are restricted until this order is lifted or unless otherwise permitted by law enforcement or authorized agencies. If you have any questions, before lighting any fire, call your local agency first.
Additional information, including photos of what devices are and are not restricted, can be found in the fire department informational sheets linked below (not all jurisdictions created flyers but all follow the same rules for this burn restriction):
Effective June 28, 2020: The WA State Department of Natural Resources has enacted a statewide burn ban on all forestland under the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) fire protection. Additional information can be found here.
Effective July 1, 2020: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has restricted campfires and other activities on department-managed lands in Eastern Washington beginning July 1 to help reduce the risk of fire on state wildlife areas and water access areas. More can be found here.
Message from Spokane Clean Air: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, please consider not conducting any wood burning. Breathing smoke affects the respiratory system and is especially harmful to sensitive populations including youth, seniors, and those with underlying heart and respiratory conditions.
Interested in replacing your old wood stove? Now is a great time with grant-funded incentives. Learn more.
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