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Burn Ban information October – May

No debris burning inside city and urban growth areas.

  • Burning pile of natural debris must only be 4x4x4. One person must be at burn site at all times.
  • Fire must be extinguished by dusk.
  • Burning yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings is allowed.
  • Burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation is allowed.
  • Residents may have campfires so long as the fire is in an approved pit or area.
  • Portable fireplaces are allowed so long as they’re on noncombustible surfaces and burn only natural wood products.
  • No Burning in City Limits or in the urban growth area.
  • Orchard burning of limbs, trees and branches is allowed.
  • Orchard removal of trees to clear land for development call Department of Ecology for a permit 1-509-575-2490.
  • For Agricultural burns, U.S. Forest burns and burns that are  permitted by D.O.E. call Department of Ecology to confirm it is a burn day 1-800-406-5322 recording prompts #1 and #2.
  • For residential natural vegetation burns check the D.O.E website for current burn information and air stagnation notifications.
  • No burning of debris in a barrel.
  • Always call the Fire Department 509-682-4476 to notify us of the location you are burning at.

Prohibited when the BURN BAN is in effect June through September:

  • Burning yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings is prohibited.
  • Burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation is prohibited.
  • Residents may still have campfires so long as the fire is in an approved pit or area.
  • Restricted open flame devices, meaning using devices liable to start a fire in moderate fire hazard areas
  • Portable fireplaces are allowed so long as they’re on noncombustible surfaces and burn only natural wood products.
  • Moderate travel restrictions are also in effect, meaning motorists can’t operate vehicles off the roadway.

For more information call us at 509-682-4476

Chelan County Code: Fire Hazard code chp7.52

The link below will provide WAC 173-425-050 which is in regards to Other prohibitions/requirements that apply to all outdoor burning.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=173-425-050

Washington State Department of Ecology: www.ecy.wa.gov/

Washington State Department of Natural Resources:  http://www.dnr.wa.gov/OutdoorBurning

Chelan Fire & Rescue Community

With the current Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) we want to make certain that members of our community have access to good information as we work together to keep our community safe and healthy.

Chelan Fire & Rescue is working closely with our partner response agencies of Lake Chelan EMS, Chelan County Fire District 5 (Manson), Chelan County Fire District 8 (Entiat), Douglas County Fire District 4 (Orondo), and the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office as well as community leaders from Chelan and Manson in managing a focused response to the needs of our community.

Working under the direction of Chelan-Douglas County Public Health and Chelan County Emergency Management our local Incident Management Team will be issuing updates regarding this current situation as well as providing access to the information necessary to keep you informed and educated.

We are providing links to the following websites to keep you up to date on the most current information:

  1. Lake Chelan Now, lakechelannow.com
  2. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cdc.gov
  3. Chelan Fire & Rescue District 7, chelan7.com
  4. Lake Chelan Community Hospital, lakechelancommunityhospital.com
  5. Confluence Health, confluencehealth.org
  6. Lake Chelan School District, chelanschools.org
  7. Washington State Department of Health, doh.wa.gov
  8. Chelan County, co.chelan.wa.us
  9. Chelan-Douglas Health District, cdhd.wa.gov
  10. Chelan Chamber of Commerce, lakechelan.com
  11. Historic Downtown Chelan, historicchelan.org
  12. Chelan County Emergency Management-Facebook com/CCSOEM/

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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.