Burn ban archives for: Kittitas County

DNR Fire Danger Burn Ban (East Cascades) Starting June 17, 2015

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced there will be a burn ban starting June 17 on DNR-protected lands east of the crest of the Cascade Mountains.

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.

Read the DNR media release at http://www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/News/Pages/2015_06_16_burnban_nr.aspx

Fire Safety Burn Ban: Kittitas County- June 15, 2015 at 12PM

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:

Washington State Parks, USDA Forest Service (NF): Okanogan-Wenatchee NF, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Be prepared to have fun without fire and have safe summer.

Air Quality burn bans over for the season- Next up: Fire Safety burn bans

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.

Burning has risks! Compost, chip, haul to landfill… practice alternatives to burning.

Most types of burning require a burn permit before ignition. Check with your local fire district and your Air Quality permitting office, Ecology, Central Region: (509) 575-2490

Never burn garbage…only natural, unprocessed vegetation in a fire.

Agricultural burning              Residential / Outdoor burning           Forest / Silviculture burning

Central Washington burn ban expires Tuesday

The Stage 1 burn ban in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klicktiat and Okanogan  counties expires at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.

Air quality is expected to improve and remain good through the week.

 Up-to-date burn ban information is available at www.waburnbans.net.