Stories tagged: burn ban
Thu., July 25, 2019
The Spokane Valley Fire Department is encouraging residents to install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.
Tue., July 23, 2019
The city of Spokane may experience lightning strikes and gusty winds from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, causing elevated wildfire conditions and a Red Flag warning, issued by …
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019
Starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, a fire weather watch is in effect until 5 a.m. Wednesday. Cities and unincorporated areas in Spokane County will have outdoor burning restrictions in place …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018
The state Department of Natural Resources will prohibit outdoor burning statewide effective Thursday.
Tue., July 10, 2018
Several counties in Western Washington have announced burn bans effective later this week.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Fire danger is still listed as high in most of Eastern Washington despite the welcome rain that has been falling this week.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
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
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
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 …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
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 …
Thu., July 28, 2016
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.
Tue., July 26, 2016
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.
Thu., July 23, 2015
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 …
Thu., July 16, 2015
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 …
Thu., June 25, 2015
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 …
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
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 …
Sat., July 19, 2014
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 …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2013
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 …
Sat., Aug. 3, 2013
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 …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2013
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has announced a Stage 2 burn ban for the most populous areas of Spokane County.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
Burn bans have been lifted in Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood and unincorporated Spokane County.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012
With dry conditions and temperatures soaring into the 90s, officials have issued a burn ban for Spokane County until further notice.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2011
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 …
Wed., Jan. 5, 2011
A stage-2 burn ban in effect since Monday afternoon was lifted this morning as air quality improved.
Tue., Jan. 4, 2011
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 …
Mon., July 12, 2010
The state Department of Natural Resources is banning outdoor burning from July 15 through Sept. 30 on state-protected lands to help prevent wildfires.
Mon., Dec. 28, 2009
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.
Thu., Nov. 26, 2009
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, …
Fri., July 31, 2009
The city of Spokane has banned open burning and recreational fires in city limits due to hot, dry conditions.
Wed., July 29, 2009
A day after Spokane County banned outdoor burning, the same restrictions have been adopted by Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood.