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Martha Lou Wheatley-Billeter, MPA
Public Works Information and Outreach Manager
Office: 509-477-7195

County Rescinds Burn Ban for Unincorporated Areas

Spokane and Spokane Valley Join Coordinated Effort

SPOKANE COUNTY, September 25, 2017 – The forecast for a potential major fire is returning to “normal” or “minimal” levels, therefore the Burn Restrictions that went into effect on July 7, 2017, are officially rescinded within the unincorporated areas of Spokane County as of September 25th, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. PST.  Residents may resume outdoor burning activities and the use of outdoor recreational fire pits, campfire rings/bowls, portable outdoor fire places.  The cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley are also rescinding their burn restrictions for this coordinated effort.

For additional information, or questions please contact Spokane County Building and Planning by calling: (509) 477-3675, or by visiting our website:

For information concerning the Department of Natural Resources and other jurisdictions, go to http://www.dnr.wa.gov/

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