Fire Danger - High

Last Update: Thursday, August 1st, 2019, 9:07:02 AM

Chelan County Fire District #3 has implemented a BURN BAN that applies to Land Clearing Fires and Residential Debris Fires.

The burn ban goes into effect at 0001 hours on 06/06/2019. Recreational fires are still permitted as well as the use of charcoal briquettes, gas and propane barbeques.

Recreational fires must:

  • Be built in a rock, metal or concrete fire pit, and be not larger than 36 inches in diameter 24 inches high and not be used as debris disposal
  • Grow no larger than three feet in diameter
  • Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20 foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches
  • Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire with a shovel and a 5 gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.
  • Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.
  • No burning when winds exceed 5 MPH.

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.