Burn ban archives for: Douglas County

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.

Burn bans continue in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, added to Klickitat County

UNION GAP – Air quality conditions have not improved across much of Central Washington, prompting the Department of Ecology to extend and expand burn bans for five counties.

Stage 1 burn bans are being extended in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties. In addition, a stage 1 burn ban begins at 4 p.m. today (Jan. 7) for Klickitat County. Currently, stagnant air persists due to light winds and strong temperature inversions.

The burn bans will continue at least through 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, for these counties. Bans could be called off or extended at that time.

Under a Stage 1 ban, all outdoor burning is prohibited including residential, agricultural and forest burning. Use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, inserts, and other uncertified wood-burning devices is prohibited unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Certified wood stoves, pellet stoves and other certified wood-burning devices are allowed.
Call 866-211-6284 if you think someone is illegally burning or you are impacted by smoke.
Up-to-date burn ban information is available at www.waburnbans.net.

Ecology’s burn bans do not apply on tribal reservations, where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has jurisdiction. Call 800-424-4372 for tribal burn ban information or visit EPA’s Washington Burn Ban page on their website.

Burn ban lifted for Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties

Stage 1 burn bans in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties expire 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 January, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.

Burn bans remain in effect for Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, and Okanogan counties until further notice.