Chelan County Fire Hazard Designation
Public Safety Announcement – June 1, 2021
Resolution 2021- was passed by the Chelan County Commissioners that the designation of the Fire Hazard Level in the Valley Zone and The Chelan Mountain Zone will be Moderate beginning on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
A map showing the Valley Zone and the Chelan Mountain Zone is posted on the Fire Prevention and Investigations web page. https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/fire-prevention-and-investigation
Beginning on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, open burning will be closed. This includes natural vegetation and yard debris.
Attended recreational campfires are allowed at private residences, hosted campgrounds, and at dispersed camping sites 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.
Read Resolution 2021-70
Posted: 06/152/2021 01:53 PM
Last Updated: 06/152/2021 01:55 PM