Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency and Spokane County develop specific rules for burning to keep our lives and property safe.

Spokane County Fire District 10 covers approximately 100 square miles of the West Plains west of the City of Spokane.  Because we live in the wildland urban interface, ANY outdoor burning or spark producing activity can pose a threat. This can include permit or rule burns, recreational fires, motorized vehicles, welding, fireworks, smoking, burn barrels (illegal) and other activities.  This page will assist in providing you resources regarding current burn notifications and information you can use to make wise decisions before you burn outdoors.

Ultimately, it is the land owner’s responsibility to ensure that rules and regulations are followed, so please do your due diligence. If you are unsure which burning restrictions are in force or have other questions related to open burning, please call (800) 323-BURN or call Fire District 10 @ (509) 244-2425 during normal business hours.

For information on recreational fires click here. Remember to make sure its permitted before lighting!

One link we strongly recommend is Spokane Clean Air or Spokane Clean Air wood heating information. Spokane Clean Air is also an enforcement agency here in Spokane County.

Can I burn in Spokane County


  • Check for restrictions before burning ANYTHING!

  • When burning, make sure you are using an approved container or pit.

  • Always have a water or extinguisher source close by.

  • Never leave a fire unattended!

  • Obtain proper permits before burning.