Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3:59 p.m.
The outdoor recreational fire restrictions that were implemented on July 24, are being lifted. This will take effect at 8 a.m. Friday morning, September 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.
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 a fairly smoke free summer and safer conditions this year.”
The burn restriction lift will remain in place until weather and fire danger conditions change.
Spokane Fire Department Fire Marshal Megan Phillips stated that “Thankfully, the weather has cooperated with us this year with cooler and wetter conditions, allowing the burn restrictions to be lifted earlier than usual.”
Provided that people are in compliance with the following regulations, outdoor recreational fires, including campfires, are allowed in the City of Spokane, Spokane Valley, Airway Heights, Cheney, Liberty Lake, Millwood, and throughout all unincorporated areas of Spokane County.
Chimineas, portable outdoor fireplaces, or other patio/deck warmers are allowed as long as approved fuel (seasoned clean dry firewood, briquettes, propane, or natural gas) is used and other requirements are satisfied. The fire cannot be used for the purpose of debris disposal including paper, natural vegetation, garbage, etc.
Here are other requirements for outdoor fires:
Check current status at https://www.spokanecleanair.org/current-burning-conditions.