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Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday September 17th, 2019 :: 05:37 p.m. PDT


Rule debris burns & permit burns allowed Wed at 12:01 am in P.O. County-Call 447-1980 if you will be burning

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that the fire danger rating has been decreased to a “Low” level in North and “Moderate” in Mid/South Pend Oreille County as of Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 00:01.

Rule burns are allowed for forest debris (individual pile size is limited to ten feet). For burn piles that do not meet the requirements of a Rule Burn, a Burn Permit is needed from DNR.

Please notify the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office the day of your burn by calling 509-447-1980.

Residents are reminded of the following burning guidelines from the Washington State Department of Ecology:

Burning in a burn barrel is illegal everywhere in Washington!

You can burn only natural vegetation.

If smoke from your fire affects your neighbor, you must put out your fire.

Burning is not the only way to get rid of natural vegetation. Consider composting & chipping. See for more information.

Where burning is allowed, your burn pile must be less than 10’ across and you may burn only one pile at a time.

Do not leave your fire unattended.

No residential fires are allowed within 500 feet of forest slash.

If you see someone you think is burning illegally, or if the smoke from someone’s fire is bothering you, call Ecology’s toll-free complaint line at 1-866-211-6284.

No fires are allowed within 50 feet of structures.

You can’t burn materials hauled from another property in your fire.

No outdoor fires are allowed when air pollution levels are unhealthy.

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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