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.

This outdoor burn ban also includes a ban on all firework discharge with the exception of permitted professional displays. 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) What IS allowed during the burn-ban: Gas fire pits, gas BBQ's, pellet BBQs and pellet smokers. What is NOT allowed: Open-flame outdoor burning which includes cooking fires, recreational camp fires, burn piles, vegetation burning, etc. No charcoal briquettes are allowed.
DistrictInformation
City of Ellensburg Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All fireworks prohibited except permitted professional displays.. All covered BBQ's allowed.
City of Kittitas Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All covered BBQs allowed. Fireworks are allowed. Contact City of Kittitas for rules.
City of Roslyn Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited including charcoal BBQ's.
City of Cle Elum Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All fireworks prohibited.
Town of South Cle Elum Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All fireworks prohibited.
Fire District 1 (Rural Thorp) Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All fireworks prohibited.
Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue (Fire District 2) Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All fireworks prohibited.
Fire District 3 (Easton) Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All fireworks prohibited.
Fire District 4 (Vantage) Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All fireworks prohibited.
Fire District 51 (Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue) Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All fireworks prohibited.
Fire District 6 (Ronald) Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All fireworks prohibited.
Fire District 7 (Cle Elum) Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All fireworks prohibited.
Areas outside fire districts Burn ban in effect.
All outdoor burning prohibited. All fireworks prohibited.

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.