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.

Those recreating on public lands should contact the authority having jurisdiction to determine the current outdoor burning rules on those lands. (Washington State Department of Natural Resources and United States Forest Service)
DistrictInformation
Fire District 1 (Rural Thorp) Burn ban in effect.
Subject to KCFD1 permit rules
Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue (Fire District 2) Burn ban in effect.
No restrictions
Fire District 3 (Easton) Burn ban in effect.
No restrictions
Fire District 4 (Vantage) Burn ban in effect.
No restrictions
Fire District 51 (Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue) Burn ban in effect.
No restrictions
Fire District 6 (Ronald) Burn ban in effect.
No restrictions
Fire District 7 (Cle Elum) Burn ban in effect.
No restrictions
Areas outside fire districts Burn ban in effect.
Please check with responsible land mangers, eg. US Forest Service, DNR, BLM for restrictions
City of Cle Elum Burn ban in effect.
No restrictions
Town of South Cle Elum Burn ban in effect.
No restrictions
City of Ellensburg Burn ban in effect.
No restrictions
City of Kittitas Burn ban in effect.
No restrictions
City of Roslyn Burn ban in effect.
Burn Ban is still in effect.

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.