Burn ban archives for: Douglas County

DNR Fire Danger Burn Ban in Effect STATE-WIDE

Outdoor burning off limits through Sept. 30
With the arrival of warm summer temperatures and below normal precipitation in western Washington, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has expanded its burn ban to cover the entire state.

The statewide burn ban will run from July 29 through Sept. 30. A burn ban for DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington has been in effect since July 2. The ban may be extended or shortened based on fire weather.

“The arrival of summer weather creates greater danger for wildfires, which are serious threats to safety, property and habitat. We have already seen a number of roadside fires start on both sides of the Cascades,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark. “We must be cautious and vigilant to minimize the damage to our state.”
The ban means outdoor burning is prohibited on all forestlands that DNR protects from wildfire. Anyone caught violating the burn ban can face fines. Prescribed ecological burns approved by DNR will be allowed if expressly approved by Commissioner Goldmark.
Recreational fires in approved fire pits within designated state, county, municipal and other campgrounds are allowed.
DNR’s burn ban does not apply to federally-owned lands, such as national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges or other areas administered by federal agencies. Counties and local fire districts may have additional burn restrictions.
So far this year, DNR has had 408 wildfire starts throughout the state.
Fireworks and incendiary devices, such as exploding targets, sky lanterns, or tracer ammunition, are illegal on all DNR-protected forestlands.
For a copy of the Commissioner’s Order, go to http://www.dnr.wa.gov/burn-bans.
DNR’s wildfire mission 
Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, DNR is the state’s largest on-call fire department, responsible for preventing and fighting wildfires on 13 million acres of private, state, and tribal-owned forestlands in Washington. During fire season, DNR’s wildfire force includes more than 1,300 trained employees. DNR also participates in Washington’s coordinated interagency approach to firefighting.

DNR Fire Danger Burn Ban (East Cascades) Starting July 2, 2016

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced there will be a burn ban starting July 2 on DNR-protected lands east of the crest of the Cascade Mountains. The ban will be in effect through September 30, 2015 or until fire dangers abate.

Applicable Lands: The eastern Washington burn ban APPLIES to state forests, state parks and forestlands under DNR fire protection.

Non-Applicable Lands: It does NOT include federally owned lands such as national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges or other areas administered by federal agencies.

Follow DNR Burn Ban updates here or at the agency’s website, http://www.dnr.wa.gov/burn-bans.


Fire Safety Burn Ban in Douglas County: June 1 – September 30, 2016

Fire Safety Burn Ban in Douglas County- June 1, 2016 and continues through September 30, 2016, unless otherwise posted.

Recreational fires on private land- please contact the local fire authority for details.

Always check for recreational fire restrictions from campground, forest, or park before burning. See links below…Be prepared to have fun without fire and have a safe summer.

Commercial Farmers: If you have a pest and/or disease problem needing to burn, contact your local fire district, then contact Ecology, Central Region, Air Quality Program, for permitting requirements: M-F, 8AM-5PM @ (509) 575-2490, ask for the Smoke Team member on duty.

        Washington State Parks     Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) (State lands)

USDA Forest Service:  Okanogan-Wenatchee NF

     Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area              Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Burn bans lifted for Klickitat, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties

Washington Department of Ecology – NEWS
Jan. 11, 2016

Jan. 11, 2016 – Stage 1 burn bans that started as early as Dec. 29, 2015, have been lifted in Klickitat, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.
Ecology atmospheric scientist Ranil Dhammapala said improving weather conditions have helped to disperse air pollution leading to better air quality. No major air quality concerns are expected this week.
Up-to-date burn ban information is available at www.waburnbans.net.