A Burn ban on all outdoor burning & use of charcoal / briquettes in the unincorporated Kittitas County remain in place until further notice.
– Recreational fires on private land may be allowed by Fire Chief approval in these districts: Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue #2 (KVFR#2), Kittitas Co Fire Dist #4 Vantage, & Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue. Lands east of the Cascade crest, protected by Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR), a burn ban has started June 16, 2015.
KVFR#2 may allow, with prior Fire Chief approval, commercial Agricultural burning with an approved burn permit from Ecology, Central Region, Air Quality Program. After receiving permission from KVFR#2, contact Ecology: M-F, 8AM-5PM @ (509) 575-2490, ask for the Smoke Team member on duty.
Always check for recreational fire restrictions from campground, forest, or park before burning. Burning in restricted areas can result in hefty fines. See links below:
No Air Quality burn bans at this time and will not start again until next home heating season, around OCT 1st each year. As of April 6th, 2015, you can burn in woodstoves and fireplaces, following State and Local laws. Only burn dry wood and with lots of air for a clean burning fire.
As vegetation outside dries out, Fire Safety burn bans start at the fire district level, then become County-wide bans. Check with your local fire authority about Fire Safety burn bans.