July 22, 2013
Building and Planning
By order of the Fire Code Official and fire forecasting provided through NW Interagency Coordinating Center, Spokane County Fire Districts and the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency: Unauthorized open burning and unauthorized recreational fires are hereby ordered discontinued in the unincorporated areas of Spokane County until further notice, effective on July 22, 2013.
This order is not intended to preclude the use of manufactured portable outdoor fireplaces, barbecues, and outdoor fireplaces, 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. Designated campfires in parks and campgrounds may be allowed as approved and determined by agencies with jurisdiction. Disposal of vegetative waste is prohibited at all times.
A violation of this order is a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, 90-days in jail or both.
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