SPOKANE, Wash.-- The City of Spokane is prohibiting specific outdoor recreational fires due to the hot, dry conditions Monday by order of the Spokane City Fire Marshal.
Citizens may still use portable outdoor fireplaces or other patio/deck warmers as long as the appliance has a spark arresting device and a chimney and approved fuel is used and weather conditions support safe recreational fires. Approved fuels include firewood, briquettes, propane or natural gas.
The restriction will continue until further notice.
Unsafe or restricted fires will be required to be extinguished. Failure to do so could result in a misdemeanor charge, up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to 90 days in jail.