Burn ban archives for: Kittitas County

DNR Fire Danger Burn Ban in effect for all Washington state, summer 2014

The burn ban will run from today  [July 11, 2014] through September 30, 2014. It applies to all forest lands under DNR fire protection, which does not include federally owned lands (DNR press release).

DNR had a burn ban in effect for lands east of the Cascades. However, the press release dated July 1, 2014, expands their ban to the remainder of the state. 

What this means for you: While the current statewide ban only applies to DNR lands, many local air agencies and fire districts support these annual fire danger burn bans by enacting land clearing bans and restricting other types of burning. Please contact your local air agency or local fire district to determine what burn restrictions are in place for your specific area – website listings of all local fire districts - http://waburnbans.net/counties-cities/#fpd

Local Air Agencies

State Agencies

Lands not under the authority of local air agencies or Tribes are enforced by the state Department of Ecology. Regulated lands within the Department of Ecology are divided into 3 main regions:

Ecology Central Regional Office – Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Okanogan counties.
Information and receptionist: 509-575-2490.

Ecology Eastern Regional Office – Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties.
Information and receptionist: 509-329-3400.

Ecology Northwest Regional Office – San Juan county only.
Information and receptionist: 425-649-7000.


Burn Bans start in Kittitas County, 6-25-2014 at Noon

Citing an extreme fire hazard in the county due to high temperatures, low humidity and low fuel moisture, the Kittitas County Fire Marshal has called for a burn ban for fire districts 1, 2, 6, 7 and the city of Kittitas starting noon today.

That area includes much of the Upper County — including areas around Cle Elum and past Roslyn up state Route 903 past Ronald — the area in and around Thorp and much of the Kittitas Valley.

KVFR (Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue, #2) allows small cooking fires no larger than 2-by-3 feet in size with prior approval from the fire chief. Agricultural burning permits from the State Department of Ecology are still allowed when OK’d by the local fire district chief.

The burn ban does not include Fire District 4 (the Vantage area), District 3 (Easton), District 8 (Kachess Lake area) or Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue.