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August 2, 2018

FIRE RESTRICTIONS EXTREME – CHELAN COUNTY

Chelan County Code Fire Hazard Areas 7.52

Resolution #2018-65 Chelan County Extreme fire hazard

Fire Restrictions Increased to Extreme in Chelan County

Extreme fire restrictions are now in place across Chelan County.

The travel and activity restrictions, put in place by the Chelan County fire marshal, are the highest level of restrictions allowed by county code. On Thursday, Chelan County Public Works crews installed some 70 signs around the county indicating the extreme conditions.

Under the extreme level, temporary barricades also are placed at 17 county roads for added emphasis and public awareness. The barricades do not mean the road is closed.

The restrictions are meant to help reduce the occurrence of fires that may be caused by recreational, residential, commercial and other activities. Area activity and road travel restrictions include:

  • No operation of any motor vehicles off the road
  • No fireworks
  • No outdoor fires or outdoor open flame devices
  • Use of charcoal briquettes is prohibited unless used in a commercially made, residential barbeque

Watch the Public Works website at http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/public-works/pages/traffic-alerts-and-restrictions?parent=Traffic%20Alerts for any updates or road closures due to wildfires.

The website also has the Chelan County code (Chapter 7.52) and the declaration signed Wednesday by the fire marshal.

Air Quality – Washington State Department of Ecology

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/

Washington State Fire incident information

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Okanogan Wenatchee USDA Forest Service

https://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen

Chelan Fire and Rescue is currently seeking Volunteer Emergency Responders!

Come join our team and serve your community. Positions are available in structural firefighting, wildland firefighting, ems, and support services. Contact Assistant Chief Brandon Asher at (509)682-4476 for more information.

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Chelan Fire and Rescue (Chelan County Fire Protection District 7) has been in existence since 1926. The agency is a Fire Protection District, organized under Title 52 of the Revised Code of Washington. Chelan Fire and Rescue’s jurisdiction is located in Northeast Chelan County, covering 125 square miles around Lake Chelan and surrounding areas. These areas include: The City of Chelan, Chelan Falls, Union Valley, South Lake Shore, 25 Mile Creek, the north side of Lake Chelan from the City of Chelan to Manson, Chelan Airport, and Howard Flats up to the Chelan/Okanogan County line.