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Outdoor burning on DNR land banned statewide

The state Department of Natural Resources will prohibit outdoor burning statewide effective Thursday.


Several counties in Western Washington announce burn bans

Several counties in Western Washington have announced burn bans effective later this week.


Fire danger still high despite recent rain

Fire danger is still listed as high in most of Eastern Washington despite the welcome rain that has been falling this week.


Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Burn ban still in effect; includes backyard camp fires

Despite weeks of hot and dry weather and frequent reminders that a burn ban is in place, people are still not getting the message.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Idaho DEQ issues rare statewide air quality alert; bans all open burning

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has issued a rare statewide air quality advisory, running through 10 a.m. Thursday, banning all open burning statewide, including campfires.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Rising temperatures could cause flooding next week

Plows dug deeper into residential areas on Thursday with Browne’s Addition getting a visit from crews. An order to move vehicles off streets during plowing in Browne’s Addition resulted in …


Residents breaking burn ban despite fire danger

Even though the fire danger in Spokane County increased from high to very high this week, people are still having recreational fires in their back yards in violation of the …


Burn ban takes effect in Spokane County Friday

Camp fires and other outdoor burning have been banned in most of Spokane County following recent high temperatures that have dried out grasses and other fuels.


Fire danger now high in Spokane and Okanogan counties

The fire danger has increased to “high” in Spokane and Okanogan Counties, leading the Department of Natural Resources to ban campfires at Leader Lake Campground in Okanogan County.


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Residents start fires despite burn ban

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews have been dealing with fires deliberately started by people in defiance of a nearly statewide burn ban, which started earlier than ever this year thanks …


Fire roundup: Cigarette-caused fires keep crews busy

Fourth of July fireworks didn’t play a big role in fires in the Spokane Valley area this year, but discarded cigarettes have been an issue, said Melanie Rose, Spokane Valley …


Firefighters respond to several illegal burns

A burn ban is in place that makes bonfires and fires in fire pits illegal, but that apparently hasn’t stopped people from lighting a match. One of several illegal outdoor …


Burn ban issued for Potlatch property in Idaho

SPOKANE – No campfires or open burning will be allowed on Potlatch Corp.’s property in Idaho due to extreme fire danger in the region, a news release from the company …


Valley Fire bans open burning

Brush fires have been popping up all over Spokane Valley, a concern in the current hot and dry conditions. The Spokane Valley Fire Department declared a burn ban Thursday for …


Burn ban not being heeded

A burn ban in Spokane County does not seem to be deterring people from lighting recreational fires in their backyards and elsewhere. In recent weeks some backyard fires and campfires …


Fires flare throughout district

It was another busy time full of brush fires and house fires the week of July 23-31, but Spokane Valley Fire Department crews also fit in a few of the …


Stage 2 ban means no burning through Monday

The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has announced a Stage 2 burn ban for the most populous areas of Spokane County.


Spokane County lifts burn ban

Burn bans have been lifted in Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood and unincorporated Spokane County.


Spokane County issues burn ban

With dry conditions and temperatures soaring into the 90s, officials have issued a burn ban for Spokane County until further notice.


Awareness of burn ban absent

The week of Aug. 11-17 might have been a quiet one for the Spokane Valley Fire Department if it wasn’t for all the people determined to burn what they shouldn’t …


Burn ban lifted in Spokane

A stage-2 burn ban in effect since Monday afternoon was lifted this morning as air quality improved.


Agency orders ban on burning

For the first time in more than a decade, air-quality authorities issued a stage-2 burning ban Monday, meaning all indoor wood-burning and outdoor burning is prohibited except in homes where …


Burning banned on Washington state lands for summer

The state Department of Natural Resources is banning outdoor burning from July 15 through Sept. 30 on state-protected lands to help prevent wildfires.


Outdoor burning banned in North Idaho

Outdoor burning has been banned in North Idaho through Wednesday because of stagnant air conditions caused by a layer of cold air at lower elevations.


Properly burning wood stove should produce little smoke

Fir and larch logs blazed in a wood stove as Fred Hauer summarized techniques for a clean, hot-burning fire. He starts by lighting sawdust and paraffin nuggets. When they’re burning, …


Spokane bans open burning due to weather

The city of Spokane has banned open burning and recreational fires in city limits due to hot, dry conditions.


Burn ban expands in Spokane Valley

A day after Spokane County banned outdoor burning, the same restrictions have been adopted by Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood.


County bans burning through mid-September

Spokane County is banning open burning and any recreational fires in the unincorporated areas through Sept. 15.


Air advisory issued for region

An air stagnation advisory issued Tuesday across the Inland Northwest prompted an outdoor burning ban in North Idaho and put Washington officials on alert for pollution. The Idaho ban was …


Stricter fire restrictions coming

BOISE – Idaho still has the most wildfires in the nation, but Montana is catching up quickly. And all of North Idaho – the Panhandle so far has been spared …