Unauthorized open burning and unauthorized recreational fires are now restricted unless otherwise permitted by law enforcement or an authorized agency. Under current burn restrictions, no recreational fires are allowed. This includes any outdoor fire without a chimney such as a backyard fire pit or campfire using chopped firewood or charcoal. All open burning is also restricted including any open burning of fields; burning yard waste is prohibited at all times.

Manufactured portable outdoor devices are allowed. This includes fireplaces, chimineas, barbeques, and patio warmers used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. For additional information see this Fire Danger Burn Restriction notice.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has designated the Fire Danger Rating as Moderate and implemented summer burn restrictions. Effective June 16, 2023, no Rule Burns are permitted in Spokane County. Effective June 23,2023, no permitted burns are allowed in Spokane County. For additional information visit DNR’s website at: DNR

Published On: July 24th, 2023