Outdoor Burning Information

Regional Fire Marshals Lift Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

Effective, Friday, October 14, 2022

The outdoor recreational fire restrictions that were implemented on July 22 are being lifted.  This will take effect at 8 a.m. Friday morning, October 14, 2022.  Due to the current and forecasted cooler conditions, restrictions for specified outdoor recreational fires (campfires, fire bowls, and fire pits) have been lifted for the Spokane County and Spokane Metro Area by order of the Spokane Metro Area Fire Marshals.  

 The Fire Danger Rating was updated, reflecting area-wide forecasted weather changes.

 “We want to thank everyone for their compliance with the burn restrictions this summer,” said Spokane Valley Fire Department Fire Marshal, Greg Rogers.  

 The burn restriction lift will remain in place until weather and fire danger conditions change.

 Spokane Fire Department Fire Marshal Lance Dahl stated that “I appreciate the effort of our community this summer in practicing recreational safe burning. Please continue this safe burning practice through the fall season.”

Provided that people are in compliance with the regulations, outdoor recreational fires, including campfires, are allowed in the City of Spokane, Spokane Valley, Airway Heights, Cheney, Liberty Lake, Millwood, and throughout all unincorporated areas of Spokane County.  Click on the 2022 Burn Restriction Lifting Notice link below to view the compliance regulations now in place.

Related Documents

If you have questions regarding burn restrictions, here are some resources:

Other Restrictions

As a reminder, there may be other burning restrictions in place concerning air quality within the region. For information regarding air quality restrictions, please contact Spokane County Regional Air Agency's burn information hotline:

509-477-4710 or visit their website.

Contact Person
Phone Number
City of Liberty Lake Greg Rogers, Fire Marshal (509) 928-1700
Town of Millwood Greg Rogers, Fire Marshal (509) 928-1700
City of Spokane Lance Dahl, Fire Marshal (509) 625-7040
City of Spokane Valley Julie Happy, Community Affairs Mgr. (509) 892-4155
Spokane County, Unincorporated James Moore, Building Official (509) 477-3675
Spokane County, State Protected Lands WA State Department of Natural Resources (509) 684-7474
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency   (509) 477-4727