Fire Danger - HIGH


No outdoor fires and/or outdoor open flame devices are allowed within the boundaries of Chelan County Fire District #3, as of 09/21/2018, except the following:

  • Commercially made listed/labeled barbeque devices located and used at a residence; and (2) stoves or fireplace fires completely contained within a residence.
  • Portable propane fire places are allowed within Chelan County Fire District #3 jurisdiction.
  • Use of charcoal briquettes is allowed within Chelan County Fire District #3 with the following conditions. Commercially made listed/labeled barbeque devices located and used at a residence on a non-combustible surface is permissible. Discarding of hot briquettes after use shall be in a metal container and stirred with water to assure extinguishment.
  • Attended recreational campfires are allowed at private residences and hosted campgrounds in approved campfire rings or pits. The campfire area must be clear of combustible material 36 inches in diameter around the campfire. Water and a shovel must be readily available on site to suppress the fire. No recreational fires will be allowed during forecasted red flag wind events.

Outdoor Burning is now closed

Outdoor debris burning is prohibited from June 1st indefinitely until weather conditions change and the fire season is safely behind us. The expected reopening of debris burning is expected to be in mid-fall.

Please see 2018 High Fire Danger for more information.

If you have any questions regarding the current burn status please contact Chelan County Fire District #3 at (509) 548-7711.

Kelly O’Brien, Fire Chief


For approved fire pit definitions refer to the Fire Pit Definitions page.

For complete information on outdoor burning please refer to the Burning Restrictions page.

For details on the current Industrial Fire Precaution Level refer to the Department of Natural Resources.

For further information please contact Central Washington Interagency Communication Center (CWICC) at (509) 884-3473.