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Outdoor Burning Information

By 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 and forecasting provided through NW Interagency Coordinating Center, Spokane County Fire Districts, and National Weather Service:

UNAUTHORIZED OPEN BURNING AND UNAUTHORIZED RECREATIONAL FIRES ARE HEREBY ORDERED DISCONTINUED IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF SPOKANE COUNTY UNITL FURTHER NOTICE EFFECTIVE THE DATE OF THIS ORDER - JUNE 17, 2015 – UNLESS THIS ORDER IS OTHERWISE LIFTED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OR UNLESS OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY LAW OR BY AUTHORIZED AGENCIES.

This Order is not intended to preclude the use of manufactured portable outdoor fireplaces, barbecues or patio warmers, used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Only approved fuels may be used: seasoned (clean and dry) firewood, briquettes, natural or propane gas.  The Director of Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf may impose additional burn restrictions 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.

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 conducting open burning who fails to take immediate action to  extinguish  or  otherwise  discontinue  such  burning  when  ordered  or  notified  to  do  so shall  be charged with 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). 

Please note that certain wood or solid fuel burning devices allowed under a Fire Restriction may be further banned during an air impairment event.  For information:  www.spokanecleanair.org 

Visit the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency and  Washington State Department of Natural Resources
for other burning information and air quality restrictions.

Agency Contacts and Other Fire Information

Agency Contact Person Phone Number
City of Liberty Lake Melanie Rose, Interim Fire Marshal (509) 928-1700
Town of Millwood Melanie Rose, Interim Fire Marshal (509) 928-1700
City of Spokane Lisa Jones, Fire Marshal (509) 625-7040
City of Spokane Valley Melanie Rose, Interim Fire Marshal (509) 928-1700
Spokane County, Unincorporated Randy Vissia, Building Director (509) 477-3675
Spokane County, State Protected Lands WA State Department of Natural Resources (509) 684-7474
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Lisa Woodard
(509) 477-4727
Ext. 115
  Mark Rowe (509) 477-4727
Ext. 113
  Margee Chambers (509) 477-4727
Ext. 114