Outdoor Burning Information

Burn Restriction In Place

Effective immediately, by the Order of the Fire Code Official, pursuant to Chapter 3 of the International Fire Code (IFC) as amended by WAC 51-54A, and Chapter 3.06 of the Spokane County Code (SCC), each as adopted by Spokane County; fire forecasting provided through NW Interagency Coordinating Center, Spokane County Fire Districts and National Weather Service:

UNAUTHORIZED OPEN BURNING AND SPECIFIED OUTDOOR RECAREATIONAL FIRES (CAMPFIRES, FIRE BOWLS, AND FIRE PITS) ARE HEREBY ORDERED DISCONTINUED INTHE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF SPOKANE COUNTY UNTIL FIRTHER NOTICE, EFFECTIVE THEDATE OF THIS ORDER, 5:00 P.M., JULY 7, 2017 - UNLESS THIS ORDER IS OTHER WISE LIFTED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OR UNLESS OTHERSISE PERMITTED BY LAW OR BY AUTHORIZED AGENCIES.

​​Citizens may still use manufactured portable outdoor fireplaces, barbecues, outdoor-fireplaces, patio/deck warmers, provided appliance is equipped with spark arrestor and a chimney. Only approved fuels may be used: seasoned (clean and dry) firewood, briquettes, natural or propane gas. Designated campfires in Federal and State parks and campgrounds may be allowed as approved and determined by those agencies. The Director of Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf may impose additional burn restricts within Spokane County owned and managed park lands as may be necessary, enforceable under Chapter 3.06 of the Spokane County Code, to ensure public safety and to protect Spokane County property. Disposal of vegetative waste in a recreational fire is prohibited at all times.

​​This Order shall be complied with by the owner, operator, occupant or other persons responsible for the condition or violation to which the Notice and Order pertains (IFC 109). Any person(s) conducting open burning who fails to take immediate action to extinguish or other wise discontinue such burning when ordered or notified to do so shall be guilty of a misdemeanor (IFC 109; SCC 3.02). A violation of this order is a misdemeanor and shall be punishable upon conviction by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment (SCC 3.02).​

​Other Restrictions


​As a reminder, there may be other burning restrictions in place concerning air quality within the region. For information regarding air quality restrictions, please contact Spokane County Regional Air Agency's burn information hotline: 509-477-4710 or visit their website. More Information Visit the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency and Washington State Department of Natural Resources for other burning information and air quality restrictions.

More Information


​Visit the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency and Washington State Department of Natural Resources for other burning information and air quality restrictions. ​
Agency
Contact Person
Phone Number
City of Liberty Lake Greg Rogers, Fire Marshal (509) 928-1700
Town of Millwood Greg Rogers, Fire Marshal (509) 928-1700
City of Spokane Mike Miller, Fire Marshal (509) 625-7040
City of Spokane Valley Greg Rogers, Fire Marshal (509) 928-1700
Spokane County, Unincorporated Randy Vissia, Director, CBO, ACO (509) 477-7127
Spokane County, State Protected Lands WA State Department of Natural Resources (509) 684-7474
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Lisa Woodward (509) 477-4727 Ext. 115
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Mark Rowe (509) 477-4727
​Ext. 113
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Stephanie May (509) 477-4727 ​Ext. 125
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Mike Makay (509) 477-4727 ​Ext. 112