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Chelan County Fire Hazard Designation

Effective 10/15/2022 Through 10/28/22

 

Chelan County Valley Zone

Chelan County Mountain Zone

Designation HIGH HIGH
Restriction STAGE 1 STAGE 1

 

All unincorporated areas of Chelan County in the VALLEY zone are designated as HIGH and CHELAN MOUNTAIN zones are designated as HIGH fire hazard areas. Stage 2 Travel and Activity Restrictions, as set forth in Chelan County Code Sections 7.52.030 and 7.52.040, apply throughout all unincorporated areas of Chelan County. Roads affected by Travel Restrictions are identified as follows:

 

Road

Location Affected

 

VALLEY ZONE

Antoine Creek Road

At Apple Acres Road

Bear Mountain Road

At intersection with Navarre Coulee Road

At intersection with South Lakeshore Road

Cagle Gulch Road

End of pavement—East side

Chelan Butte Road

At city/county boundary

Cattleguard—South side (Stayman Flats)

Chelan Gorge Road

End of pavement—Chelan Falls

End of pavement—Chelan side

Cooper Gulch Road

At intersection with Boyd Loop Road

Lower Joe Creek Road

At intersection with Wapato Lake Road

Purtteman Gulch Road

At intersection with Boyd Road

Swanson Gulch Road

At intersection with Boyd Loop Road

Union Valley Road

At Reclamation Road—West side

Upper Joe Creek

At intersection with Wapato Lake Road

Washington Creek Road

At Apple Acres Road

Crum Canyon Road

At intersection with Entiat River Road

Dick Mesa Road

End of pavement

Johnson Creek Road

At Navarre Coulee Road

Mad River Road

At Entiat River Road

Mills Canyon Road

At cattleguard

Mud Creek Road

At intersection with Entiat River Road

Oklahoma Gulch Road

At Highway 97A

Roaring Creek Road

At Fish Hatchery Road junction

Burch Mountain Road

End of pavement

Halvorson Loop Road

At Squilchuck Road/North end

Hampton Road

At Squilchuck Road/South end

Hedges Road

Just off of Malaga/Alcoa Highway

Horselake Road

End of pavement

#1 Canyon Road

At Austin Court intersection

#2 Canyon Road

At city/county boundary

Northridge Drive

Knowles Road

Pitcher Canyon Road

At Squilchuck Road

Stemilt Creek Road

End of pavement and Stemilt Loop Road

Stemilt Loop Road

At Edgemont Drive and at Jumpoff Road

Swakane Canyon Road

At Highway 97A

Brender Canyon Road

At mouth of canyon

Hay Canyon Road

Above subdivision

Nahahum Canyon Road

At mouth of canyon

Olalla Canyon Road

At mouth of canyon

Yaksum Canyon Road

End of pavement

Camas Road

From Highway 97

Mountain Home Road

From Ranch Creek Road

Mission Creek Road

All

Wenatchee Heights Road

At Wenatchee Heights/Squilchuck Road intersection

Squilchuck Road

At Wenatchee Heights/Squilchuck Road intersection

Colockum Road

At Colockum/Tarpiscan Road intersection

Tarpiscan Road

At Colockum/Tarpiscan Road intersection

Derby Canyon Road

All

Shady Pass Road

Valley at 0.285 (left side)

Downey Canyon Road

Intersection with Highway 97A

First Creek Road

At Navarre Coulee Road

 

 

 

CHELAN MOUNTAIN ZONE

Mountain Home Road

At Duncan Road, and USFS boundary

Old Blewett Road

At Highway 97

Camas Road

Mountain at 0.740 (right side)

Chiwawa River Road

All

White River Road

At intersection of White River and Little Wenatchee Roads

Little Wenatchee Road

At intersection of White River and Little Wenatchee Roads

Eagle Creek Road

All

Merry Canyon Road

All

Clark Canyon Road

All

Suntisch Canyon Road

All

Shady Pass Road

Mountain at 0.285 (right side)

Freund Canyon Road

Fruend Canyon Road

 

 

Definition

Fire Hazard Designation

  • Moderate
  • High
  • Very high
  • Extreme

Valley Zone shall be composed of those unincorporated lands and area within the legal boundaries of Chelan County Fire Districts 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8. (B)

Mountain Zone shall be composed of those unincorporated lands and area within the legal boundaries of Chelan County Fire Districts 3, 9 (Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue) and 10.

 

Travel and Activity Restrictions

Initial restrictions (June 1-Sept. 30) include:

  • No operation of any motor vehicles off the county roadway, except to access open public lands.
  • No fireworks. Use, display and discharge of all fireworks is prohibited, except by the authority of a written permit issued by the Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • The use of exploding targets and incendiary ammunition is prohibited.
  • Restricted open-flame devices. No person shall operate or use any device liable to start or cause fire in or upon any fire hazard area, except by the authority of a written permit or approval from the appropriate fire protection agency. (No permit will be required if such use is within a habited premises or area directly related thereto.)
  • Restricted outdoor fires. No person shall build, ignite or maintain any outdoor fire of any kind or character, or for any purpose whatsoever, in a fire hazard area. (Recreational campfires burning in a campfire area installed in accordance with the Chelan County fire advisory board guidelines or except by authority of a written permit from the appropriate fire protection agency;)

Stage 1 restrictions include:

  • Restricts travel on county roads, except for the following:
  • Bona fide residents
  • Landowners and leaseholders to access land to perform work to protect property
  •  Authorized and official business only
  • Access to open public lands for legitimate purpose or use
  • Restricted outdoor fires. No person shall build, ignite or maintain any outdoor fire of any kind or character, or for any purpose whatsoever, in or upon any fire hazard area, except by the authority of a written permit or approval from the appropriate fire protection agency. (No permit will be required for outdoor fires on private residential premises or designated campsites where such fires may be built in a permanent barbecue, portable barbecue, outdoor fireplace, or grill. Such a permit shall incorporate such terms and conditions to reasonably safeguard public safety and property.)
  • Portable fireplaces/pits/chiminea are approved providing they are placed on noncombustible material or all combustible material is removed to mineral soil with all combustible material 1.6 feet around the portable fireplace/pit/chiminea removed. Only natural wood materials shall be burned in the portable fireplace/pit/chiminea and the fuel shall not extend outside the portable fireplace/pit/chiminea.
  • Restricted open-flame devices. No person shall operate or use any device liable to start or cause fire in or upon any fire hazard area, except for the approved open flame devices listed below or by the authority of a written permit from the appropriate fire protection agency:
    • Approved open-flame devices. Liquid gas stoves or fires, including:
      • Pressurized gas camp stoves, catalytic heaters, and white gas camp stoves and lanterns
      • Commercially made labeled barbeque devices.
      • Stove or fireplace fires completely contained within a home or residence.
      • Propane or pressurized white gas warming devices with a shield and base.
      • An enclosed solid fuel fire that utilizes a wick to distribute the flame.
      • Listed gas campfire devices
    • Commercial operators can obtain a permit from the county fire marshal or permission from the appropriate fire protection agency for non-labeled devices.

Stage 2 restrictions include:

  • Barricades placed at the intersection of county roads. County roads containing a barricade shall be identified in the list of designated fire hazard areas and restrictions set forth in Section 7.52.060.
  •  No outdoor fires and/or outdoor open flame devices, except as allowed by written permit or approval from the appropriate fire protection agency. Permits are not required for use of the following:
    • Commercially made listed/labeled barbeque devices located and used at a residence
    • Stoves or fireplace fires completely contained within a residence
  • Use of charcoal briquettes is prohibited, except for commercially made listed/labeled barbeque devices located and used at a residence
  • No target shooting outside of gun ranges. Hunting permitted in open areas

Stage 3 restriction includes:

  • Specific travel and activity area closures

 

See Chelan County Code Chapter 7.52  for full details.

Last Updated: 10/19/2022 09:33 AM

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