Outdoor Burning Information

REGIONAL FIRE MARSHALS LIFT BURN RESTRICTIONS FOR THE SPOKANE AREA EFFECTIVE, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020

The outdoor recreational fire restrictions that were implemented on July 20 are being lifted. This will take effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, October 20. Due to the current and forecasted cooler and wetter conditions, restrictions for specified outdoor recreational fires (campfires, fire bowls, and fire pits) have been lifted for the Spokane County and Spokane Metro Area by order of the Spokane Metro Area Fire Marshals.

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.

​The Fire Danger Rating was updated, reflecting area‐wide forecasted weather changes.

“We want to thank everyone for their compliance with the burn restrictions this summer,” said Spokane Valley Fire Department Fire Marshal, Greg Rogers. “We experienced one of the worse wildfire seasons in recent history with some difficult conditions. Our hearts go out to those impacted this year. These impacts are always made easier with citizen help and support.”

The burn restriction lift will remain in place until weather and fire danger conditions change. Spokane Fire Department Fire Marshal Lance Dahl stated that “With the horrendous fire losses this year across the Nation, I appreciate the effort of our community this summer in practicing recreational safe burning. Please continue this safe burning practice through the fall season.”

​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:

509-477-4710or visit their website.

​​More Information

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

Related Documents

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 Megan Phillips, Fire Marshal (509) 625-7040
City of Spokane Valley Greg Rogers, Fire Marshal (509) 928-1700
Spokane County, Unincorporated James Moore, Building Official (509) 477-3675
Spokane County, State Protected Lands WA State Department of Natural Resources (509) 684-7474
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency   (509) 477-4727