Urban Growth Areas

Outdoor burning is not allowed in any Urban Growth area, including Clayton and Lake Spokane.

You may only burn recreational fires in an Urban Growth Area.  Recreational fire means cooking fires, campfires, and bonfires using charcoal or firewood that occur in designated areas or on private property for cooking, pleasure, or ceremonial purposes. Fires used for debris disposal purposes are not considered recreational fires. Recreational fires 3 feet in diameter or smaller do not need a permit if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The fire is in an enclosure no larger than 3 feet across.  The enclosure must be a minimum of 24 inches high and made of concrete, masonry, or minimum #10 gauge steel.
  • Materials being burned must be kept lower than the sidewalls of the enclosure.
  • A charged garden hose or minimum 2 five-gallon buckets of water must be on site.
  • A shovel or rake must be on site.
  • The fire must be a minimum of 25 feet from any structure or standing timber.
  • Tree branches must be cleared to the height of 15 feet above the enclosure.
  • One person age 16 or older that is capable of putting the fire out must be in attendance at all times.
  • A firebreak must be built down to bare ground at least 3 feet around the enclosure.
  • The landowner’s permission must be obtained if not on your property.

Please click on the links below for Urban Growth Area maps:

Stevens County Land Services

Department of Ecology