Cheney Free Press -

By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Area fire chiefs enact burn restrictions

Fire danger increases due to above average temperatures and lack of average rainfall


Last updated 6/10/2021 at 8:53am

SPOKANE COUNTY — Acknowledging that the local wildfire season is “off to a strong start,” area fire chiefs joined together to issue a burn restrictions order last Friday. The order began June 4 and remains in effect indefinitely.

The chiefs took the steps due to lack of precipitation this past spring — the driest since 1926 and fourth driest over the past 130 years of record keeping. They also pointed to hot weather last week, with temperatures climbing into the 90s, and a forecast that indicates temperatures remaining 40% above normal while precipitation is 50% below normal.


For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Cheney Free Press
Ritzville Adams County Journal
Whitman County Gazette
Odessa Record
Franklin Connection
Davenport Times
Spokane Valley News Herald
Colfax Daily Bulletin

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023