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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-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.
Kittitas County, WA -
Kittitas County is currently experiencing dry conditions which elevate the risks of wild land fires. In the interest of public safety, starting at 0001 hrs. on Saturday, July 30, 2022, a burn ban will be in effect encompassing the areas of Upper Kittitas County (Elk Heights and west to Snoqualmie Pass). This includes Kittitas County Fire District #7 (Cle Elum/Liberty/Teanaway area), Kittitas Fire District #6 (Ronald and Salmon La Sac), Kittitas County Fire District #3 (Easton) and Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue jurisdictions.
The burn ban will prohibit opening burning. Opening burning, also known as pile or debris burning is defined as ignition and subsequent burning of any combustible material (garbage, leaves, grass, twigs, branches, litter, paper, vegetative matter, or other debris) outdoors.
The use of propane, or gas stoves, charcoal briquette grills/smokers, are not prohibited under this burn ban.
Campfires are allowed in fire rings that confine and contain the campfire in designated and improved campgrounds. Please use extreme caution when disposing of burnt charcoal and make sure campfires are completely extinguished before leaving them unattended.
The expanded burn ban puts all county-jurisdiction lands under restriction in Kittitas County. Anyone planning to camp or recreate in Kittitas County needs to research the local area’s governing body for burn ban restrictions. State and Federal lands often have different restrictions than the areas governed by Kittitas County.
The cities of Cle Elum, South Cle Elum and Roslyn have also implemented a burn ban.
The Fire Marshal’s Office will continue to monitor current conditions and modify the burn ban as necessary.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Darren Higashiyama, 509-933-8206
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.