Asotin Co. Burn Ban Lifted, Open Burning Still Prohibited


In Asotin County, our recent rain and cooler temperatures prompted officials to lift a county burn ban.

But if you've got a pile of brush to burn, you'll have to wait a little longer.

Asotin County Fire Marshal Karst Riggers says, "We want to stress that this is not opening open burning. That opens the 15th of October. You can't burn your pile of debris until October 15."

Riggers says after speaking with fire department officials, he decided to lift the burn ban put in place in July.

The Asotin County commissioners opened up recreational and agricultural burning starting Monday. Jim Jeffords was the only one against lifting the ban, stating things are still dry and temperatures could warm up yet again.

The ordinance applies to unincorporated areas of the county and does not include the cities of Asotin or Clarkston.

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