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Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office
Thursday August 10th, 2017 :: 08:01 p.m. PDT


Effective 12:01 am Aug 11 all campfires & recreational fires are prohibited in Pend Oreille County


The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a statewide ban on: “All campfires are prohibited in Washington east of the cascade crest” for all forest lands within the State of Washington under Department of Natural Resources fire protection.

Therefore, in accordance with Pend Oreille County Burning Control Ordinance 2011-3: “Whenever the Washington State Department of Natural Resources imposes Burning Controls upon lands within Pend Oreille County, the Pend Oreille County Commissioners hereby direct that identical County Burning Controls will be imposed upon all lands under county jurisdiction without further action of the Board of County Commissioners… When DNR prohibits campfires in designated campgrounds in Pend Oreille County, the recreational fires allowed above will also be prohibited. …the County Burning Controls will become effective at the same time, upon the same terms and for the same duration as the Burning Controls imposed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.”

Effective immediately the following Burning Controls are in effect in Pend Oreille County:

1.) All burning is banned
2.) Campfires and other recreational fires are prohibited
3.) Gas and propane cook stoves are allowed

Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN.

Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office
331 S Garden Ave
Newport, WA 99156

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 509-447-3151

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