Burn Ban Info

Chelan Fire 7

Burn Ban Information

Open Burning October 1 , 2017

  • 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.
  • Call Department of Ecology to confirm it is a burn day 1-800-406-5322 recording prompts #1 and #2.
  • No burning of debris in a barrell.
  • 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