Chelan County Fire Hazard Designation

Chelan County Fire Hazard Designation

Public Safety Announcement – June 22, 2021

Resolution 2021-77 was passed by the Chelan County Commissioners that the designation of the Fire Hazard Level in the Valley Zone will be HIGH and The Chelan Mountain Zone will be MODERATE beginning on Tuesday, June 22, 2020.

A map showing the Valley Zone and the Chelan Mountain Zone is posted on the Fire Prevention and Investigations web page

Beginning on Monday, June 1, 2021, open burning will be closed. This includes natural vegetation and yard debris.

 Attended recreational campfires are allowed at private residences, and hosted campgrounds.

Campfires at dispersed camping sites in the Valley Zone are not allowed. Campfires at dispersed camping sites are allowed in the Chelan Mountain Zone in approved “campfire areas” Have a shovel and water readily available on site to suppress the fire.

“Campfire area” is an outdoor fire-burning area for recreational fires where natural wood materials other than rubbish can be burned. The campfire area must have all combustible material removed down to mineral soil and shall have a containment area of either rock, metal, concrete, or any other noncombustible material and shall not be more than thirty-six inches in diameter and twenty-four inches high. All combustible material one and one-half feet surrounding the campfire area shall be removed. Fuel for the recreational residential campfire shall not extend above the edge of the campfire containment area.

No Household trash or garbage shall be burned outdoors at residences at any time.

Burn barrels are illegal and are not permitted.

Last Updated: 06/173/2021 09:57 AM

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