Fire Safety Burn Ban in Douglas County- June 1, 2015 and continues through September 30, 2015, unless otherwise posted.
If you have a pest and/or disease problem that requires burning, first contact your local fire district and receive permission to burn. Then contact Ecology, Central Region, Air Quality Program, for permitting requirements and permission to burn: M-F, 8AM-5PM @ (509) 575-2490, ask for the Smoke Team member on duty.
Recreational fires on private land, please contact the fire authority for that area, typically the local fire district.
Always check for recreational fire restrictions from campground, forest, or park. Burning in restricted areas can result in hefty fines. See links below:
No Air Quality burn bans at this time and will not start again until next home heating season, around OCT 1st each year. As of April 6th, 2015, you can burn in woodstoves and fireplaces, following State and Local laws. Only burn dry wood and with lots of air for a clean burning fire.
As vegetation outside dries out, Fire Safety burn bans start at the fire district level, then become County-wide bans. Check with your local fire authority about Fire Safety burn bans.