Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
Due to the hot, dry conditions, specified outdoor recreational fires (in-ground campfires, fire bowls and fire pits) are prohibited in the City of Spokane effective today, July 16, 2018, by order of the Spokane City Fire Marshal. The restriction will continue until further notice; such restrictions are subject to change depending on conditions.
Citizens may still use backyard barbecues, manufactured portable outdoor fireplaces or other patio/deck warmers (provided the appliance has a spark arrester and a chimney), approved fuel is used, and weather conditions support safe recreational fires. Approved fuels include seasoned (clean/dry) firewood, charcoal, propane, or natural gas.
Other requirements for outdoor fires:
Unsafe or otherwise restricted fires will be required to be extinguished. Failure to comply with the burning restrictions could have serious consequences. A person who fails to take immediate action to extinguish or otherwise discontinue unauthorized burning when ordered to do so is guilty of a misdemeanor. That person can face a fine of up to $1,000 and/or up to 90 days in jail.