SPOKANE, Wash.—Spokane County will be under a Burning Restriction Order starting at 5:00 p.m. Friday.
The burn restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.
This means all recreational fires and all outdoor open burning are not allowed in Spokane County. Fireplaces, chimeneas, patio warmers and barbecues are not under the restriction. Officials said failure to comply by these restrictions could have serious consequences.
The Spokane City and Spokane Valley Fire Marshals also issued burn restrictions Friday evening.
Officials said any person who fails to take immediate action to extinguish or discontinue unauthorized burning when ordered to do so is guilty of a misdemeanor. They can face a fine of up to $1,000 and/or up to 90 days in jail.
If there are questions about the burning restrictions, the number for Spokane County Building and Planning is (509) 477-3675.