Pend Oreille County Imposes Burn Ban | Environment
Following a burn ban imposed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Pend Oreille County has banned all out door burn piles through the end of September.
The Pend Oreille County Burning Control Ordinance states that whenever the DNR imposes a burn ban on protected lands within the county that all of the county must follow the same regulations. Current burn bans will be in place from July 1st through September 30th.
The exception to the rule is recreational campfires as well as gas and propane, self-contained stoves and barbeques. Campfires must abide by the following guidelines:
- Can be no larger than three feet by three feet and can be no more than two feet high
- The fire must be attended at all times
- A charges hose or five gallons of water and a shovel is presentation
- There can be no flammable surfaces within three feet of the fire
Property owners will be held responsible for any and all fire suppression costs if their recreational fire escapes. For information on daily burn restrictions call 1-800-323-BURN.