Burn ban for city of Spokane Valley - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Burn ban for city of Spokane Valley

NOTICE AND ORDER

BY ORDER OF THE BUILDING OFFICIAL pursuant to Section 307.3 of the International Fire Code (as amended by WAC 51-54), and of the City of Spokane Valley Municipal Code, each as adopted by the City of Spokane Valley, and upon consideration and input received from Spokane Valley Fire Department and the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, open burning and recreational fires are hereby ordered discontinued within the municipal boundaries of the City Of Spokane Valley for a period of 90 days, effective the date of this Order, unless this Order is otherwise lifted in whole or in part or unless otherwise permitted by law or by authorizing agencies.

OPEN BURNING IS DEFINED IN THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE AS "THE BURNING OF MATERIALS WHEREIN PRODUCTS OF COMBUSITION ARE EMITTED DIRECTLY INTO THE AMBIENT AIR WITHOUT PASSING THROUGH A STACK OR CHIMNEY FROM AN ENCLOSED CHAMBER.  OPEN BURNING DOES NOT INCLUDE ROAD FLARES, SMUDGE POTS AND SIMILAR DEVISES ASSOCIATED WITH SAFETY OR OCCUPATIONAL USES TYPICALLY CONSIDERED OPEN FLAMES OR RECREATIONAL FIRES.  FOR THE PRUPOSE OF THIS DEFINITION, A CHAMBER SHALL BE REGARDED AS ENCLOSED WHEN, DURING THE TIME COMBUSTION OCCURS, ONLY APERTURES, DUCTS, STACKS, FLUES, OR CHIMNEYS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE COMBUSTION AIR AND PERMIT THE ESCAPE OF EXHAUST GAS ARE OPEN," (IFC 302).  AND:

RECREATIONAL FIRE IS DEFINED IN THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE COSE AS "AN OUTDOOR FIRE BURNING MATERIALS OTHER THAN RUBBISH WHERE THE FUEL BEING BURNED IS NOT CONTAINED IN AN INCENERATOR, OUTDOOR FIREPLACE, BARBEQUE GRILL OR BARBEQUE PIT AND HAS A TOTAL FUEL AREA OF THREE FEET (914MM) OR LESS IN DIAMETER AND TWO FEET (610 MM) OR LESS IN HEIGHT FOR PLEASURE, RELIGIOUS, CEREMONIAL, COOKING, WARMTH OR SIMILAR PURPOSE." (IFC 302).

This Order is not intended to preclude the use of backyard barbeques, chimneas and other patio/deck warmers, as long as only approved fuel is used:  seasoned (clean and dry) firewood, briquettes, or propane. Disposal of vegetative waste in a recreational fire is prohibited.

This Order shall be complied with by the owner, operator, occupant or other persons responsible for the condition or violation to which the Notice and Order pertains (IFC 109.2.2).  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 which shall be punishable upon conviction by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment for each offense.  Each day a violation is permitted to exist is a separate offense.

Signed and executed this 11th day of August, 2008.

Kevin Miller

Fire Marshal

Spokane Valley Fire Department

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Idaho woman arrested following death of 20-month-old child

    Idaho woman arrested following death of 20-month-old child

    Saturday, October 21 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-10-21 21:27:17 GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Police have arrested a south-central Idaho woman following the death of her 20-month-old child. Authorities arrested 22-year-old Amanda Dunlap of Twin Falls in Boise on Friday and booked her into the Ada County Jail.

    >>

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Police have arrested a south-central Idaho woman following the death of her 20-month-old child. Authorities arrested 22-year-old Amanda Dunlap of Twin Falls in Boise on Friday and booked her into the Ada County Jail.

    >>
  • Remembering Las Vegas shooting victim Rachael Parker

    Remembering Las Vegas shooting victim Rachael Parker

    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-10-22 01:46:14 GMT

    Cheney, Wash. Today friends, family, and co-workers took time to remember 33-year-old Rachael Parker. Reverend Happy Watkins officiated the memorial service at Cheney Middle School and said Rachael had a heart of gold "She was a gifted kindhearted, caring person." Rachael was at the Route 91 Concert. A three-day country music event in Las Vegas. Rachael attended the concert with four other off-duty employees of the Manhattan Beach Police Department until shots rang out from

    >>

    Cheney, Wash. Today friends, family, and co-workers took time to remember 33-year-old Rachael Parker. Reverend Happy Watkins officiated the memorial service at Cheney Middle School and said Rachael had a heart of gold "She was a gifted kindhearted, caring person." Rachael was at the Route 91 Concert. A three-day country music event in Las Vegas. Rachael attended the concert with four other off-duty employees of the Manhattan Beach Police Department until shots rang out from

    >>
  • Spokane police investigating body found in dumpster

    Spokane police investigating body found in dumpster

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:54:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they are investigating an unattended death after they responded to a report of a deceased woman found in a dumpster of a business in the 2900 block of E. 27th Ave. Friday morning. Spokane Police Officers and Major Crimes Unit (MCU) Detectives responded to the scene for the investigation around 9:30 a.m.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they are investigating an unattended death after they responded to a report of a deceased woman found in a dumpster of a business in the 2900 block of E. 27th Ave. Friday morning. Spokane Police Officers and Major Crimes Unit (MCU) Detectives responded to the scene for the investigation around 9:30 a.m.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/