July 25, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 14

County implements burn ban

Spokane County has implemented a burn ban in all unincorporated areas of the county, prohibiting the use of unauthorized opening burning or recreational fires. The ban went into effect Monday, July 22 and is in place until further notice.

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The ban does not apply to the use of manufactured portable outdoor fireplaces, barbecues and outdoor fireplaces, patio warmers used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Only approved fuels may be used in these devices such as seasoned (clean and dry) firewood, briquettes and natural or propane gas.

Designated campfires in parks and campgro...

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