Burn ban mostly lifted for Stevens County


By order of the Stevens County Fire Marshal, and pursuant to Resolution 47-2008, adopted in regular session of the Board of County Commissioners on June 30, 2008,

OPEN BURNING is still prohibited in the unincorporated areas of Stevens County until further notice. Effective 6:00 pm September 22th, 2017,  recreational fires not exceeding 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height are permitted as well as backyard barbecues, chimneys or patio/deck warmers, as long as seasoned, (clean and dry) firewood, briquettes or propane is used as fuel.  All camp/recreational fires must be attended.

 Violations of this order shall be investigated and prosecuted by the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office/Stevens County Fire Marshal, and the Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney pursuant to the provisions of IFC Section 109.  Any person(s) conducting open burning who fails to take immediate action to extinguish or otherwise discontinue such burning when ordered or notified to do so shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

A violation of this order is a misdemeanor and shall be punishable upon conviction by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.  (Stevens County Building Code Ordinance 02-1984 Section 7).

Signed and so ordered this 22th day of September, 2017

Kendle Allen

JFPD 3&8
25266 Hwy 395 N
Kettle Falls, WA 99141

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