Fire Danger - LOW

October 1st, 2018 Update - ACTIVITY RESTRICTIONS

Outdoor fires and open flame devices are allowed within the boundaries of Chelan County Fire District #3, as of 10/1/2018, with the following conditions:

  • No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) ARE such that burning can be considered safe.
  • 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 are 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.
  • Debris burning of natural vegetation is allowed. Maximum pile size is 4X4-feet in diameter. A 10-foot diameter clear of flammable material around the pile is required. Water and a shovel must be readily available on site to suppress the fire.
  • Debris burning restrictions within the Urban Growth Area (UGA) are still applicable.
  • No Household trash or garbage shall be burned outdoors at residences.
  • Burn barrels are illegal and not permitted.

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

Dave Nalle, Deputy Fire Chief of Prevention


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.