March 27, 2020 (Moscow, Idaho) --
City of Moscow Fire Officials have cancelled the spring open burning season based on recommendations from Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Department of Lands, and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
We realize the value of spending time in our yards, cleaning our yards, and doing our part to keep Moscow beautiful. The COVID-19 virus has caused our community to pause in many areas. This decision was made with consideration of potential respiratory health concerns for the citizens of our community.
A Fall Open Burning Season will be considered if weather permits. Yard waste disposal in the City and County should be accessible when those public services resume.
Story Contact: Dan Ellinwood, Division Chief/Fire Marshal