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Burn Bans

There are 2 separate types of burn bans; those regarding fire safety and those regarding air quality.

1. Fire safety burn ban

A fire safety burn ban is in effect.

A fire safety burn ban is currently in effect in Kittitas County.

An extreme fire hazard currently exists in Kittitas County due to high temperatures, lowering relative humidity and low fuel moisture content of 10, 100 and 1,000 hr fuels. As of Monday, June 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm, a burn ban is in effect in all unincorporated areas of Kittitas County. All burning, including recreational fires and briquette barbeques are prohibited in the above listed Fire Districts, with the following exceptions: •Agricultural burning permits issued by Department of Ecology are still allowed. •Fire District 4 (Vantage) will allow small 2’x3’ campfires within the campgrounds.
DistrictInformation
Fire District 1 (Rural Thorp) Burn ban in effect.
All burning, including recreational fires and briquette barbeques are prohibited. Propane/gas fired appliances are allowed.
Fire District 3 (Easton) Burn ban in effect.
All burning, including recreational fires and briquette barbeques are prohibited. Propane/gas fired BBQs are allowed.
Fire District 4 (Vantage) Burn ban in effect.
Fire District 4 allows recreational fires no greater than 2’ x 3’ in diameter and open burning within the city limits. Propane/gas fired appliances are allowed in all areas of Fire District 4.
Fire District 6 (Ronald) Burn ban in effect.
All burning, including recreational fires and briquette barbeques are prohibited.Propane/gas fired appliances are allowed.
Fire District 7 (Cle Elum) Burn ban in effect.
All burning, including recreational fires and briquette barbeques are prohibited. Propane/gas fired appliances are allowed.
Fire District 8 (Kachess) Burn ban in effect.
All burning, including recreational fires and briquette barbeques are prohibited. Propane/gas fired appliances are allowed.
Areas outside fire districts Burn ban in effect.
All burning, including recreational fires and briquette barbeques are prohibited. Propane/gas fired appliances are allowed.
Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue (Fire District 2) Burn ban in effect.
All burning, including recreational fires and briquette barbeques are prohibited. Propane/gas fired appliances are allowed.
Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue Burn ban in effect.
All burning, including recreational fires and briquette barbeques are prohibited. Propane/gas fired appliances are allowed.

Kittitas County implements a burn ban when the fire danger reaches a critical level. The burn ban includes all burning in unincorporated areas of the county.

2. Air quality burn ban

The Department of Ecology (DOE) governs air quality in Kittitas County and also regulates outdoor burning for air quality purposes. For further information, please contact the Department of Ecology at 509-575-2490 or you may visit their website athttp://www.ecy.wa.gov. The DOE may implement burn bans at any time during the year, and it is incumbent upon property owners to determine if an air quality burn ban is in effect.