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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
There are 2 separate types of burn bans; those regarding
fire safety and those regarding air quality.
A fire safety burn ban is currently in effect in Kittitas County.
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.
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.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.